Matt Reynolds

Position title: Assistant Professor


Phone: 608-890-0842

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 of lab I am an avid UW basketball fan and rarely miss home games. At home I live with my wife Carrie, two 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.

Sarah Bennett

Position title: Associate Research Specialist

Sarah is heading up the isolation of anti-KIR and anti-MHC antibodies.

Lab alumni

Laurel Kelnhofer


Past position: Associate Research Specialist


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

Tighe Christopher


Past position: Undergraduate researcher


Current position: Research technician in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin

Morgan Smith


Past position: Undergraduate researcher


Current position: Psychology intern