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

David Price, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Parismita Kalita, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Yuying Hu, M.P.H.
Research Technician II
Teresa Vitali, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Alumni Lab Members

Trudy Merritt
Graduate Student
Harvard University

Hamza Ahmed
Medical Student
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Preston Kim
Medical Student
Loyola Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Angela Zou
Graduate Student
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Hejun Liu Ph.D.
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Jingjing Pei, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Srirupa Chatterjee, Ph.D.
TPLC Reviewer

Parmeshwar Amatya, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

Julia Sullivan

Darby DeFord
Medical Student
Marian University

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

Email: dwleung@wustl.edu