lab members

Lab Members

Whittaker Lab


Gary Whittaker - Professor of Virology

Dr. Whittaker is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and has been associated with the department since 1996. He received a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Leeds University U.K - studying the molecular biology and biochemistry of equine herpesvirus. He obtained postdoctoral training at Yale University in the laboratory of Dr. Ari Helenius, studying the cell biology of influenza virus replication. Dr Whittaker's laboratory is focused on the entry of influenza and coronaviruses into host cells and is funded by research grants from the Cornell Feline Health Center, Winn Feline Foundation, Morris Animal Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

Information about Dr. Whittaker's research:

Participation in “This Week in Virology” #436 podcast: Virology above Cayuga’s waters:

Gary Whittaker PI
Nicole Andre Technician
Beatrice Awasthi Undergraduate - Putnam Lab
Yehou Gnopo
Putnam Lab
Hung-Lun Hsu PhD Student - Daniel Lab
Jean Millet  Postdoctoral Associate
Javier Andres Jaimes Olaya PhD Student
Michal Segall Undergraduate
Marco Straus Postdoctoral Associate
Tiffany Tang PhD Student
Wendy Wingate Technician
Abbey Yatsko High School Senior  


Sandrine Belouzard Group Leader Univ. of Lille, France
Michele Bialecki Clinical Trial Operations Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Lisa L. Bolin    
Victor Chu Research Scientist Cephaid Inc.
Soreen Cyphers Junior Scientist University of Minnesota
Xinna Ge Associate Professor China Agricultural University
Monty Goldstein    
Brian Hamilton Research Scientist Boehringer Ingelheim
Rachael Labitt    
Donald Lee Computational Immunology Research Scientist Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Beth Licitra In Practice  
Ikenna Madu Senior Scientist Kineta Inc.
Valerie Marcano Vet. Student/PhD Candidate University of Georgia
Guadalupe Martinez Postdoctoral Associate Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lakshmi Nathan    
Andrew Regan Patent Attorney Atlanta, GA
Adrienne Pisch    
Shoshannah Roth Senior Clinical Writer ECRI Institute
Sara Sieczkarski Dean of Students Buffalo Seminary
Xiangjie Sun Postdoctoral Associate CDC, Atlanta
Victor Tse
Post-doctoral Fellow UNC Chapel Hill
Hannah Watkins    
Xinfen Yu Senior Technologist Hangzhou
Yueting Zhang Research Scientist
Bristol Myers Squibb