Current Lab Members

Jan Carette

Principal Investigator

Jan E. Carette is Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. He received his doctorate from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and did his postdoctoral training at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His laboratory uses genetic approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms of virus–host interactions, ranging from pathogenic viruses to viruses used in gene therapy.


Allison Dupzyk

Postdoctoral Fellow

Allison Dupzyk is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Allie is studying adeno-associated virus  (AAV) entry, and is interested in AAV viral trafficking throughout the host cell. Allie received her PhD from the University of Michigan in the lab of Professor Billy Tsai, where she studied nonenveloped virus entry and cell membrane penetration.


Yaw-Shin Ooi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yaw Shin Ooi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. He utilizes genome-scale genetic approaches to dissect the interplay between medically important viruses (e.g. alphavirus, flavivirus and enterovirus) and human cells. Yaw Shin received his PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where he carried out RNAi-based screens to identify alphavirus entry factors under the mentorship of Margaret Kielian.


Christine Peters

Graduate Student

Christine Peters is a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, where she studies host factors important for picornavirus infection using genome wide screens. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, where she worked with Dr. Joe and Kit Pogliano using a microscopy approach to uncover new antibiotics and understand how they work.


Wenjie Qiao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wenjie Qiao is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Wenjie is studying host factors crucial for virus infection and trying to understand the molecular mechanisms. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, where she studied plant virus-host interactions.


Christopher Richards

Postdoctoral Fellow

Christopher Richards is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Chris is pursuing his interests in understanding virus-host interactions. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota where he studied HIV-1 restriction factors and mechanisms of mutation in the lab of Reuben Harris.


James Zengel

Postdoctoral Fellow

James Zengel is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University.  James is studying the role of host factors that affect the tropism and transduction efficiency of adeno-associated virus (AAV) in vivo, focusing on the role of the AAV receptor (AAVR).  He received his PhD from the University of Georgia, where he studied the role of phosphorylation on mumps virus replication.


Alumni Lab Members

Jon Diep

Former PhD Student

Jonathan is currently working as a Research Scientist at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, California.


Cole Dovey

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Cole Dovey is a Lecturer at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.


Jennifer Lumb

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Jenny is currently an Investigator at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in Emeryville, California.


Caleb Marceau

Former PhD Student

Caleb is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chan Zuckerberg BioHub in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Andreas Puschnik

Former PhD Student

Andreas is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chan Zuckerberg BioHub in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


Karim Majzoub

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Karim is currently a Researcher at INSERM in Strasbourg, France.


Sirika Pillay

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Sirika is currently a Research Scientist at Encoded Genomics, a start-up company located in the San Francisco Bay Area.