Current Lab Members

Jan Carette

Principal Investigator

Jan E. Carette is Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, California, USA. 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, USA. His laboratory uses genetic approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms of virus–host interactions, ranging from pathogenic viruses to viruses used in gene therapy.


Jon Diep

Graduate Student

Jonathan Diep is a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, California, USA, where he uses CRISPR–Cas9 genetic screens to uncover host factors crucial for virus infections. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, where he worked in Dr. Ren Sun’s laboratory. Jonathan was also previously an HHMI ExROP scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, USA, where he worked with Dr. Joseph DeRisi to study malaria.


Cole Dovey

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cole Dovey is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University California, USA.  Cole is applying genetic screening and biochemical approaches toward understanding cell death mechanisms important during inflammation, injury, and infection with pathogens.  He completed his PhD training with Jeff Cox at UCSF, studying the regulation of virulence of M. tuberculosis.


Yaw-Shin Ooi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yaw Shin Ooi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, California, USA. 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 doctorate 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, California, USA, 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, USA, where she worked with Dr. Joe and Kit Pogliano using a microscopy approach to uncover new antibiotics and understand how they work.


Christopher Richards

Postdoctoral Fellow

Christopher Richards is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, California, USA. Chris is pursuing his interests in understanding virus-host interactions. He obtained his doctorate 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, California, USA.  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

Andreas Puschnik

Former PhD Student

Andreas S. Puschnik is currently a Fellow in the Chan Zuckerberg BioHub in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, he was in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford, where he used haploid and CRISPR–Cas genetic screens to uncover host factors that are crucial to virus infections. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied the antibody response to dengue virus infections.


Jennifer Lumb

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

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


Karim Majzoub

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Karim is currently a Researcher at INSERM in Strasbourg, France. Prior to that, Karim was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford, where his focus was on the virus–host interactions of flaviviruses. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Strasbourg, France, where he studied virus infection and immunity.


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.


Caleb Marceau

Former PhD Student

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