People

Yin Lab 2016
John Yin
John Yin
Principal Investigator, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Education
BA, Columbia College
BS, Columbia University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biophysikalische Chemie

Selected Awards and Honors
Robert Emmett Dolan Prize, supporting cello studies at Juilliard School of Music, New York, 1978-83
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 1988
NSF Young Investigator Award, 1994
NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 1996

Research Focus: Viruses cause a diversity of human diseases including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS), influenza, hepatitis, and cancer. The focus of our research is to develop new experimental and computational methods to better understand how viruses grow and how their infections spread. Our ultimate goal is to apply these methods to create more effective vaccines, design potent anti-viral therapies, and engineer useful viruses. We currently study influenza A virus, which has the potential to cause a global epidemic, and vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a virus that may be engineered to destroy cancers.

Jagadeeswaran Deventhiran
Postdoctoral Associate
Izabela Sibilska
Postdoctoral Associate
Matthew Starr
Matthew Starr
Postdoctoral Associate
Huicheng Shi
Huicheng Shi
Graduate Assistant
Louis Fan
Wai-Tong (Louis) Fan
Collaborator
Jennifer Heinritz
Jennifer Heinritz
MicroPod Lab Manager
Jake Redovich
Jake Redovich
Undergraduate Assistant
Bradley Schwab
Bradley Schwab
Undergraduate Assistant
Xuanqi Chen
Xuanqi Chen
Undergraduate Assistant
Herry Jin
Tianyi (Herry) Jin
Undergraduate Assistant
Bethany Korom
Bethany Korom
Undergraduate Assistant

Alumni

Postdocs

Hezekiah Babatunde
2016-2017
Karen Duca
1997-2000
Musarat Ishaq
2008-2010
Yih Lee
1994-1996
Ranjan Srivistava
2000-2002
Jay Warrick
2011-2014

Graduate Students

Fulya Akpinar
Ph.D. 2014
Ashley Baltes
Ph.D. 2016
Drew Endy
Ph.D. 1997
Ankur Gupta
Ph.D. 2013
Bahar Inankur
Ph.D. 2015
Eric Haseltine
Ph.D. 2005
Hwijin Kim
Ph.D. 2005
Vy Lam
Ph.D. 2005
Kwang-il Lim
Ph.D. 2005
Stephen Lindsay
Ph.D. 2012
Jason Middleton
Ph.D. 2003
Greg Potts
Ph.D. 2016
Rishi Srivastava
Ph.D. 2012
Kristen Stauffer Thompson
Ph.D. 2008
Patrick Suthers
Ph.D. 2005
Adam Swick
Ph.D. 2013
Andrea Timm
Ph.D. 2013
Collin Timm
Ph.D.
Emily Voigt
Ph.D. 2014
Lingchong You
Ph.D. 2002
Ying Zhu
Ph.D. 2008

Undergrads

Grace Hyland
2015-2017
Yuyong Kim
2011-2013
John (Jack) Schroeder
2016-2018
Niklas Vakil
2015-2017
Shyam Varanasi
2013-2014
Jason Wan
2014-2017

Staff

Patricia Pointer
2010-2014