People

Matt Reynolds

Position title: Assistant Professor

I grew up in Clarksville, TN, with an interest in biology. I know many of Madison’s quirks, having received my undergraduate (’98) and graduate (’06) degrees from UW. My research interests include the adaptive immune responses to AIDS virus infections. Outside the lab, I am an avid UW basketball fan and rarely miss home games. At home, I live with my wife, Carrie, three cats, and a dog.

Jason Weinfurter

Position title: Senior Research Specialist

A long-time member of the AVRL team, Jason leads our vaccine studies and is a master of all things cellular immunology.

Lea Matschke

Position title: Graduate Student

A graduate of Southern Illinois University (Go Salukis) and student in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program (CBMS) program. Lea heads our efforts to develop an in vitro SIV latency model.

MegAnn Haubold

Position title: Graduate Student

A graduate of Clemson University (Go Tigers) and a student in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program. Megan is examining the integration of SIV into host chromosomes.

Yuqian Sun

Position title: Research Intern

A recent UW graduate who is isolating monoclonal antibodies and is an enthusiast of anatomy and pathology.

Helena Gebremichael

Position title: Research Specialist

Helena joined us after a year in Tom Friedrich’s lab, and after graduating from UW, she is working on modeling HIV reservoirs.

Linc Reincke

Position title: Undergraduate Researcher

A Biochemistry and Statistics major is assisting with isolating monoclonal antibodies.

Lab alumni

Laurel Kelnhofer

 

Past position: Associate Research Specialist (2017-2019)

 

Current position: MD/PhD student at the University of Washington

Tighe Christopher

 

Past position: Undergraduate researcher (2018-2019)

 

Current position: Ph.D. student at the University of Washington

Morgan Smith

 

Past position: Undergraduate researcher (2018-2019)

 

Current position: Graduate student UW-Madison

Sarah Bennett

 

Past position: Undergraduate researcher (2018-2019); Research Technician (2019-2021)

 

Current position: Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina

Alyssa Santoso

 

Past position: Undergraduate researcher (2020-2021)

 

Current position: MPH student at Boston University

Max Ertl

 

Past position: Undergraduate researcher (2022)

 

Current position: Research Specialist, UW-Madison

Natasha Neumann

 

Past position: Undergraduate researcher (2022)

 

Current position: Medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin.