Graduate School
Uni of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2001), Microbiology

Research Interest

  • circadian control of viral infection
  • coxsackievirus
  • murine norovirus
  • reovirus
  • viral evolution
  • virus-host interactions and pathogenesis
  • virus-microbiota interactions


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Tradeoffs for a viral mutant with enhanced replication speed.
Lanahan MR, Maples RW, Pfeiffer JK, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 Jul 118 30
Sorting nexin 5 mediates virus-induced autophagy and immunity.
Dong X, Yang Y, Zou Z, Zhao Y, Ci B, Zhong L, Bhave M, Wang L, Kuo YC, Zang X, Zhong R, Aguilera ER, Richardson RB, Simonetti B, Schoggins JW, Pfeiffer JK, Yu L, Zhang X, Xie Y, Schmid SL, Xiao G, Gleeson PA, Ktistakis NT, Cullen PJ, Xavier RJ, Levine B, Nature 2020 Dec
Microbiota-immune system interactions and enteric virus infection.
Woods Acevedo MA, Pfeiffer JK, Curr Opin Virol 2020 Sep 46 15-19

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Association
  • OÂ’Donnell Award in Science, TAMEST
  • American Academy of Microbiology
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
  • Pew Scholar
  • President's Research Council Young Investigator Award