David Holthausen, PhD

Lab Manager since June 2020

Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Emory University, Atlanta.

Emna Achouri

Bioinformatician, joined September 2020

Master’s degree in Genomics, majoring in Computational Biology, Université d’Evry (France)

Sebastien Felt, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher since June 2017

Ph.D. in Biology, Concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


1. Sun Y, Kim EJ, Felt SA, Taylor LJ, Agarwal D, Grant GR, and López CB. (2019) ­­­­­­­­­A specific sequence in the genome of respiratory syncytial virus regulates the generation of copy-back defective viral genomes [Preprint:]. PloS Pathogens, 15(4): e1007707.

Matthew Hackbart, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher since June 2020

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Loyola University in Chicago

Munyaradzi Tambo, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher since August 2020

Ph.D. in Population Genetics from University of Namibia

Italo Araujo Castro, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher since September 2020

Ph.D. Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Sao Pablo, Brazil.

Lavinia Gonzalez

Graduate Student, joined the lab in June 2018

DBBS, MolecularMicrobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program

Sydney Faber

Technician, joined the lab in June 2020

Hanaa Saleh

Visiting Researcher, joined in September 2020

Current Rotation and Summer Students

Chieh-Yu Liang (Immunology Program)

Nicole Rivera-Espinal (MMMP Graduate Group)