University of Rochester (2000), Chemistry
Graduate School
Cornell University Medical Col (2007), Molecular & Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • host-pathogen interactions
  • innate immune response to viral infection
  • viral pathogenesis and host genetic determinants
  • virus reporters (fluorescent/luminescent) and host screening technology (CRISPR, cDNA)
  • virus-host interactions; evolutionary conflicts in mammals


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Development of a mutant aerosolized ACE2 that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in vivo.
Kober DL, Caballero Van Dyke MC, Eitson JL, Boys IN, McDougal MB, Rosenbaum DM, Schoggins JW, mBio 2024 May e0076824
West Nile virus encephalitis presenting with a vesicular dermatitis.
Lee EE, Mejia M, Matthews LA, Lee F, Shah KM, Schoggins JW, Vandergriff TW, Yancey KB, Thomas C, Wang RC, JAAD Case Rep 2024 Mar 45 117-122
Interferon signaling drives epithelial metabolic reprogramming to promote secondary bacterial infection.
Carreno-Florez GP, Kocak BR, Hendricks MR, Melvin JA, Mar KB, Kosanovich J, Cumberland RL, Delgoffe GM, Shiva S, Empey KM, Schoggins JW, Bomberger JM, PLoS Pathog 2023 Nov 19 11 e1011719
A concerted mechanism involving ACAT and SREBPs by which oxysterols deplete accessible cholesterol to restrict microbial infection.
Heisler DB, Johnson KA, Ma DH, Ohlson MB, Zhang L, Tran M, Corley CD, Abrams ME, McDonald JG, Schoggins JW, Alto NM, Radhakrishnan A, Elife 2023 Jan 12

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
  • NIH Director's Pioneer Award
  • American Lung Association Innovation Award
  • Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
  • The Welch Foundation Award
  • Clayton Foundation Scholar
  • Rita Allen Foundation Award, Milton E. Cassel Scholar
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award
  • Seymour and Vivian Milstein Young Investigator Award
  • NIH K01 Career Development Award
  • Sidney & Joan Pestka Award for Excellence in Interferon Research

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Microbiology (2014)
  • American Society of Virology (2009)
  • International Cytokine and Interferon Society (2011)