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

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