An egg infected with bioluminescent influenza virus
© A. Mehle, Mehle Lab


From the persistently annoying nasal congestion of the common cold viruses to the swift lethality of the Ebola virus, human viral diseases run the gamut of severity and affect all areas of human health. Virologists in the MMI department study some of our most notorious viral foes including HIV, influenza virus, herpes simplex virus, and hepatitis C virus. Using a variety of genetic, biochemical, and immunological techniques, our virology faculty unravel the pathogenesis of, and immune response to, these ingenious microbes.


Curtis Brandt

UW Medical Foundation Professor; Vice Chair of Research


550a Bardeen Medical Lab

Andrew (Andy) Mehle

Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Office: (608) 263-1978, Laboratory: 263-9655

3305 Microbial Sciences Building

Robert (Rob) Striker

Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Office: (608) 263-2994, Laboratory: 263-5794

3301 Microbial Sciences Building