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IHV Faculty

At the Institute of Human Virology, you'll find the integral partners of the IHV team - our researchers and physicians.

From the moment our doors opened in 1996, we recruited scientists from a cross section of disciplines - basic research, veterinary medicine, clinical research and patient care, vaccine development and epidemiology - to study and treat diseases caused by viruses.

This core of dedicated faculty works each day in an atmosphere that fosters the free exchange of ideas. Here we've created a flexible and innovative research center where discoveries are quickly moved from laboratory to clinic.



Division of Virology, Pathogenesis, and Cancer (VPC)

Lishan Su, PhD, Director, Division of Virology, Pathogenesis, and Cancer (VPC)  
Interim Director, Division of Immunotherapy
Professor of Pharmacology
Institute of Human Virology
The Charles Gordon Smith Professor for HIV Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine

James Ahodantin, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Pharmacology, Laboratory of Viral Pathogenesis and Immunotherapy

Francesca Benedetti, PhD: IHV, Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology, Research Associate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Robert C. Gallo, MD: IHV Director, Co-Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology, Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Joseph R. Lakowicz, PhD: IHV, Associate Member and Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Guangming Li, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Laboratory of Viral Pathogenesis and Immunotherapy

Chozha V. Rathinam, Dr. rer. nat., IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell & Cancer Biology, Associate Professor, Medicine

Giovannino Silvestri, MS, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Laboratory of Stem Cell & Cancer Biology, Medicine

Hongshuo Song, PhD: Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Yutaka Tagaya, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology, Head of the Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting Core Facility, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Isaac Witz, PhD: IHV, Professor (P/T), Microbiology and Immunology

Davide Zella, PhD: IHV, Co-Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Richard Zhao, PhD: IHV, Associate Member and Professor, Pathology


Division of Vaccine Research

George Lewis, PhD, Director, Division of Vaccine Research
IHV Deputy Director
The Robert C. Gallo, MD Endowed Professorship in Translational Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-4688

Anthony DeVico, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Viral Envelope Studies, Professor, Medicine

Robert C. Gallo, MD: IHV, Director, Co-Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology, Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Krishanu Ray, PhD: IHV, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Greg Snyder, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine


Division of Clinical Care & Research

Shyamasundaran Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, Director, Division of Clinical Care & Research
Head, Clinical Care Research Unit
Professor of Medicine
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-8927

Anthony Amoroso, MD, Director, Clinical Innovations Program
Professor of Medicine
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-1684

Carla Alexander, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

John Baddley, MD, MSPH: IHV, Professor, Medicine

Jacqueline Bork, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Joel Chua, MD, IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

James Doub, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Anthony Edozien, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Uzoamaka Eke, MBBS: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Lottie Hachaambwa, MB ChB: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Omar Harfouch, MD, MPH: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Alonso Heredia, PhD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Sarah Kattakuzhy, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Mariam Khambaty, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Poonam Mathur, DO, MPH: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Heather Nace, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor (PT), Medicine

Shivakumar Narayanan, MBBS, MD: IHV, Director, Hepatitis Research, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Michael Obiefune, MBBS: IHV, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Devang Patel, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Katya Prakash-Haft, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

David Riedel, MD, MPH: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Elana Rosenthal, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Brenna Roth, MD, MPH: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Patrick Ryscavage, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Kapil Saharia, MD, MPH: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Mohammad Sajadi, MD: IHV, Professor, Medicine

Paul Saleeb, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Kathryn Schlaffer, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Sarah Schmalzle, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Robb Sheneberger, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Kalpana Shere-Wolfe, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Natalie Spicyn, MD, MHS: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Medical Director, HIV Community Health Programs

Nicholas Stamatos, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Rohit Talwani, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Lydia Tang, MB ChB: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Greg Taylor, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Edward Traver, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Ravi Tripathi, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Research Associates

Abdolrahim Abbasi, PhD

Natarajan Ayithan, PhD

Alip Ghosh, PhD, MSc

Arshi Khanam, PhD

Zahra Tehrani, PhD


Division of Immunotherapy

Lishan Su, PhD
Interim Director, Division of Immunotherapy
Director, Division of Virology, Pathogenesis and Cancer (VPC)
Professor of Pharmacology
Institute of Human Virology
The Charles Gordon Smith Professor for HIV Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Degui Geng, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Mingyue Liu, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Pharmacology

Yan Liu, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Surgery

Musleh Muthana, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Pharmacology

Xu Wang, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Pharmacology

Yin Wang, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Surgery


Division of Epidemiology & Prevention

Man E. Charurat, PhD, MHS, Director of the Division of Epidemiology & Prevention
Professor of Medicine
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-1948

Alash'le Abimiku, MON, PhD: IHV, Professor, Medicine

Niel T. Constantine, PhD, MT(ASCP): IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Viral Diagnostics, Professor, Pathology

Cristiana Cairo, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Patrick Dakum, MBBS, MPH: IHV, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Hong Lai, PhD, MPH: IHV, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Shenghan Lai, MD, MPH: IHV, Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Rebecca Nowak, PhD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Habib R. Omari, MPH, PhD: IHV, Research Associate, Epidemiology and Public Health

Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Kristen Stafford, MPH, PhD: IHV, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health


Center for International Health, Education, & Biosecurity (Ciheb)

Man E. Charurat, PhD, MHS, Director, Ciheb
Professor of Medicine
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-1948

Kristen A. Stafford, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director, Ciheb
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-6230

Alash'le Abimiku, MON, PhD: IHV, Professor, Medicine

Cyprien Baribwira, MD: IHV, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Lottie Hachaambwa, MB ChB: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Emily Koech, MD: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Marie-Claude Lavoie, PhD, MSc: IHV, Ciheb Director of Strategic Information and Evaluation, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health

Abubakar Maghimbi, MD: IHV, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine

David Riedel, MD, MPH: IHV, Associate Professor, Medicine

Brenna Roth, MD, MPH: IHV, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Robb Sheneberger, MD: IHV, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine


Scientific Core Facilities

Animal Core Facility

Harry Davis, MS, Head of the Animal Core Facility (non-faculty member)

Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting Core Facility

Yutaka Tagaya, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology, Head of the Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting Core Facility, Assistant Professor, Medicine

Imaging Studies of Pathogens & Cell Interactions Core Facility

Anthony DeVico, PhD: IHV, Head of the Laboratory of Viral Envelope Studies, Professor, Medicine

Krishanu Ray, PhD: IHV, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

µQuant Core Facility

Felisa Diaz-Mendez, PhD, Head of the µQuant Core Facility (non-faculty member)


Former IHV Faculty Now Adjunct

Jason Bailey, DO: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Joseph Bryant, DVM, MS: Adjunct Associate Professor, Pathology, Animal Core Facility

Ulrike Buchwald, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Farley Cleghorn, MD, MPH: IHV, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Joanna Cole, MD: IHV, Visiting Clinical Instructor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Guesly Delva, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

John Farley, MD, MPH: IHV, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention

Suzanne Gartner, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Bruce Gilliam, MD: IHV, Clinical Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Luciano Kapelusznik, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Olga Latinovic, PhD, MSc: IHV, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Virology, Pathogenesis, and Cancer

Michael Levin, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Otha Myles, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Nicaise Ndembi, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention

Marvin Reitz, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Chidi Nwizu, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Joseph O’Neill, MD, MPH: IHV, Clinical Professor. Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Anuoluwapo Osinusi, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Mikulas Popovic, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Alan Schmaljohn, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Nathaniel Smith, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Leonard Sowah, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research


Adjunct Faculty

William Anthony, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Cyprien Baribwira, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Luigi Buonaguro, MD: IHV, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Arnaldo Caruso, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Prakash Chandra, Dphil: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

José G. Esparza, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Vaccine Research

Jon Fielder, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Henry Francis, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Joseph Fraumeni, MD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention

Jessie Githanga, MB ChB, MMed: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine (Nairobi, Kenya), Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Athanase Kiromera, MBBS: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Alain Lafeuillade, MD, MPH: IHV, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Louiselle LeBlanc, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Sanjiv Lewin, MD: IHV, Clinical Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Henry I.C. Lowe, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Godfrey Lule, MB ChB: IHV, Clinical Professor, Medicine (Nairobi, Kenya), Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Abubakar Maghimbi, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Marybeth Maritim, MB, Chb: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Peter Maro, MBBS: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Sekela Mwakyusa, MD: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Walter Mwanda, MB ChB: IHV, Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Erling Norrby, MD, PhD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Francesca Odhiambo Mireji, MB ChB: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Adotun Oladeji Olutola, MBBS: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Barry Peters, MBBS, MD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research

Bongomin Pido, MBBS: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine (Kampala, Uganda), Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Guido Poli, MD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science

Zuzu Sikazwe, MB, ChB: IHV, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Center for International, Health, Education & Biosecurity

Yi Zeng, MD: IHV, Adjunct Professor, Medicine, Division of Basic Science