Kristine Yoder, PhD, is presenting at the NIAID Workshop on Applications of CRISPR-Cas and Similar Techniques for Established and Emerging Infectious Diseases. The title of her presentation is “CRISPR Genome Editing Applied tothe Pathogenic Retrovirus HTLV-1.” She is also moderating the Applications session. A highly engaging and informative workshop!


Welcome new undergraduates!

We have always enjoyed having undergraduates as part of our team. We truly missed them during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during the summer of 2020. Now we are excited to welcome 4 new undergraduates to our group starting this Spring and working with us through Summer, 2021:

Tasha Bruner, Class of 2022, majoring in Biomedical Engineering

Michael Kaplan, Class of 2023, majoring in Biomedical Engineering

Sasan (Sam) Esmailzadeh, Class of 2023, majoring in Physics

Rebecca Morton, Class of 2024, majoring in Microbiology, minoring in Epidemiology

Welcome undergraduates!


OSU CVM is hiring multiple virologists

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for multiple research-intensive tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in emerging and re-emerging viruses that expand and build upon our programmatic strengths, expertise, assets and impact. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to virus-host interactions, animal models, ecology, immunology, genetics and evolution, structural biology, and zoonotic transmission. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive virology and infectious disease research community on campus that is an integral part of the university’s Infectious Disease Institute, including the Center for Retrovirus Research, Center of Microbiome Science, and a newly NIH-funded center, STOP-COVID. These positions are part of the university’s new initiatives on research for academic excellence. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a long and outstanding history of research excellence in Signature Programs, including research focus areas in infectious diseases, comparative oncology, neuromusculoskeletal sciences, molecular virology, epidemiology, and vaccine development.

Viral Pathogens Faculty Search Position Description

Discovery Prep Journal Club

Kristine Yoder is the guest speaker today at the Discovery Prep journal club. The course is moderated by Kay Huebner, PhD. Discovery Prep (Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program) is an NIH funded one year training program for students in biomedical sciences and serves as preparation for successful graduate program applications. Thank you to the students for an excellent discussion!

Welcome, Dr. Larue!

We are delighted that Ross Larue, Ph.D., has joined our team as a Research Assistant Professor. He has tremendous experience in the field of retroviral integration and is an instant asset to our group. Welcome, Ross!

CFF Gene Insertion Workshop

Kristine Yoder, PhD, is delighted to present her work at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gene Insertion Workshop. Her presentation is “Retroviral integration/identifying DNA targets.” It was an exciting workshop and an honor to be invited.

Welcome, Tony Rabe!

Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we’ve been unable to have undergraduates work in the lab. Those restrictions are easing and we are excited to welcome our first undergraduate to the lab. Welcome Tony Rabe!

Harvey Lodish, PhD, speaks at the MLS Seminar Series

Dr. Yoder is hosting Harvey Lodish, Ph.D. for today’s MLS seminar series. Dr. Lodish is a Professor in both Biology and Bioengineering departments at MIT as well as a founding member of the Whitehead Institute. His seminar at 4:00 is titled “Stem cells, transit amplifying cells, and the regulation of red blood cell production: Development of new therapies for erythropoietin-resistant anemias”.

CRR Distinguished Career Award to Eric Freed, Ph.D.

This year’s recipient of the OSU Center for Retrovirus Research Distinguished Career Award is Eric Freed, Ph.D., Director of the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program at the National Cancer Institute. His seminar title is “HIV Replication: Where have we come from and where are we going?”.