Daisy W. Leung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
John T. Milliken Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
B.A. Biology: Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
The overarching goal of my research program is to define molecular mechanisms at the host-pathogen interface. Within this program, a major focus at present is to define regulatory mechanisms that non-segmented negative-strand RNA viruses (NNSVs), which include human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Ebola virus, use to evade host immunity and hijack the host components to facilitate viral pathogenesis. To achieve this goal, I use a multidisciplinary approach that includes biochemical, structural, biological, and virological methods, to dissect interactions, define structural determinants, and define regulatory mechanisms.
Current Lab Members
Alumni Lab Members
Loyola Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Hejun Liu Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Scripps Research Institute
Srirupa Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Parmeshwar Amatya, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
Opportunities to Join
The Leung Lab is looking for enthusiastic and talented students and postdocs interested in working with us! Please inquire to Dr. Leung via email.
Mailing address: 660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8051, St. Louis, MO 63110
Lab location: Clinical Sciences Research Building, Room 7758
Lab phone: 314-273-3715