Weinberger Lab Outreach and Volunteering

Leor's Presentations

Dr. Weinberger discusses a novel approach to defeating deadly viruses. Utilizing genetic engineering, the Weinberger Lab can design a virus to become a molecular parasite of itself. This modified therapeutic viral particle then hijacks viral infections - interfering with virus replication in a cell - and follows alongside the virus wherever it spreads mitigating its harm.

Lab Outreach

Lab News

September 19, 2018

  • More congratulations!  To Maike, Ravi and Leor who’s paper ‘Cytoplasmic Amplification of Transcriptional Noise Generates Substantial Cell-to-Cell Variability’ was published today in Cell Systems.

  • There is a great article on Gladstone’s site, detailing the science behind the paper - 

September 2018

  • Maike was featured in Gladstone’s Institutes’ Profile section. You might want to ask her about bathtub racing…. click here.

August 2018

  • Congratulations, Noam, Sonali and Leor on the publication of your paper ‘Feedback-mediated signal conversion promotes viral fitness’, published in PNAS. Read it here.

  • The study which prompted this paper uncovered the mechanism that allows the human cytomegalovirus - a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures - to replicate. This could open new therapeutic avenues to treat not only cytomegalovirus, but other viruses too. Read more

June 2018

  • Congratulations to Maike, Winnie, Elena and Casey on their paper, 'A Post-Transcriptional Feedback Mechanism for Noise Suppression and Fate Stabilization' published in Cell.  Click here.

  • We welcome Marie Wolf, Lab Manager, and Kevin Mutchnick, Research Assistant, to Weinberger Lab.

May 2018

  • A fascinating read! Leor was featured in this article explaining how the HIV virus commits to remaining in either an active or latent state. Read it here.

January 2018

February 2017

  • Anand received the Annual Gladstone Award for Scientific Excellence. Congratulations!

December 2016

  • Kay just submitted her PhD thesis and manuscript - busy December! Congratulations!

November 2016

  • Watch Leor give a talk at the Gladstone Fall Symposium - "Engineering Our Way to Next Generation Therapies". Starts around 11:20!

October 2016

  • Congratulations to Anand for being awarded the Mathilde Krim Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Research from The Foundation for AIDS Research! Press Release

June 2016

  • Congratulations to Anand for receiving the Gladstone Award of Excellence in Leadership!

  • Leor was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Congratulations!

May 2016

  • Elizabeth and Leor just published a review in PLoS Genetics (Click here). Congratulations!

April 2016

  • Maike just received the NWO Rubicon Fellowship! Congratulations!

  • Anand gave a talk at the 'Future Leaders in HIV
    Annual Research Symposium 2016'. He was also awarded the Early-Career Award of Excellence in Basic Science. Congratulations!

  • DARPA launched a new program exploring the development and design of Therapeutic Interfering Particles! (INTERCEPT Program).

January 2016

  • Maike Hansen joins the lab after completing her PhD from Radboud University in the Netherlands!

July 2015

  • Leor won the PI Mini-Prep Challenge Fundraising Event for the 2015 AIDS Walk with a final DNA concentration of ~750 ng / uL! He won despite having to wear handcuffs, not being able to look at the instructions, and was heard yelling "I'm just a theorist!" throughout the competition.

May 2015

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar Roy Dar, PhD. has accepted a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the department of Bioengineering. Congratulations and good luck Roy!

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar Anand Pai was recently awarded a CFAR grant! Congratulations!

  • (Former) Research Associate Luke Rast was accepted into the System Biology PhD. Program at Harvard University!

January 2015

October 2014