Welcome Oluleye Hezekiah Babatunde!

Hezekiah BabatundeOur new postdoc, Dr. Babatunde, comes to use by way of Nigeria and Australia. He studies quantitative modeling and analysis of chemical and biological systems generally, and specifically looks at development of mathematical methods for advancement of mechanistic and system-level understanding of virus and host processes during virus infections using established and culture systems, mathematical modeling and quantitative imaging of infection spread.

Congratulations Ashley Baltes, Ph.D.!

Ashley Baltes successfully defended her dissertation The development and optimization of quantitative fluorescent reporters to visualize real-time kinetics of virus-host interactions.
She will remain with the lab for the summer of 2016 and then move to Seattle to pursue a career. Congratulations and best wishes to Ashley in her future endeavors!

John Yin explores systems chemistry and origins of life

John Yin has been working for years on characterizing virus growth and infection spread with computational models, studying antiviral cellular defense, and battling viruses with new strategies. His leadership in chemical engineering and virology as well as in WID’s Systems Biology theme has made him a prolific researcher. But starting now, Yin is ready to open a new chapter, one that has been on his mind since the beginning of his career: the Origins of Life.
More of this article written by Nolan Lendved for wid.wisc.edu.

Congratulations, Emily Voigt, Ph.D.!

Emily Voigt

Emily Voigt successfully defended her dissertation “Quantitative studies of host paracrine signaling during viral infections of human lung epithelial cells” on May 14, 2014.  She is currently staying with the Yin group through the summer to complete a post-doc project – “Study of virus-cell interactions”.

Congratulations and best wishes to Emily in her future endeavors!

December 2013 Ph.D.s – Timm & Gupta

Andrea TimmAndrea Timm successfully defended her dissertation “Development of Single-Cell Techniques to Investigate Heterogeneity in Virus-Cell Interactions” in December 2013.  She is currently pursuing a postdoctoral position in Knoxville, KY.

Ankur GuptaAnkur Gupta successfully defended his dissertation “Modeling of Influenza A Virus Intracellular Growth” in December 2013.  He is currently a Quantitative Researcher at The Climate Corporation.

The Yin Lab is delighted in their achievements and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Congratulations to our new PhD’s!

Swick Yin Timm Cascio

Adam Swick, “John Yin”, Collin Timm and Andrea Timm at the opening of the Discovery Building in December 2010

A heartfelt congratulations to our two newest PhD’s:  Collin Timm and Adam Swick

Collin defended his thesis “Kinetics of vesicular stomatitis virus mRNA and genomes during infection” in late June 2013.  He will begin a postdoc position in Tennessee at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Plant Microbe Interactions Group.

Adam defended his thesis “Visualizing vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection spread and resulting host immune responses in vitro with a dual color fluorescent reporter system” in August 2013.  

We wish both of them well in their future endeavors!