COVID-19 Researcher Profiles

Since the start of the outbreak, many researchers from across the globe have joined the cause against the COVID-19 pandemic. From studying the fundamental mechanisms of disease to developing and testing various potential therapeutics, the scientists are doing their part. Here, we are highlighting some of these efforts, as well as the challenges that researchers are facing in the fight against COVID-19.

Judd Hultquist
Judd F. Hultquist, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University


  • Infectious disease research
  • COVID-19 transmission and spread

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Dr. Diana Cadena Castaneda
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Palucka Lab, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine


  • Myeloid cells in antiviral immune response
  • SARS-CoV-2-related genes and pathways

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Dr. Josef Penninger
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia


  • In vitro modeling for studying SARS-CoV-2 infections
  • Developing and testing a therapeutic for COVID-19

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Dr. Lindsay Broadbent
Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast


  • Cytopathology and innate immune responses to viral infections
  • Respiratory syncytial virus and influenza

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Tiffany Marchell
PhD Candidate in the Hubbell Lab, University of Chicago


  • Cancer immunotherapy engineering
  • Antiviral responses against SARS-CoV-2

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Dr. Anubama Rajan
Postdoctoral Associate in the Piedra Lab, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine


  • Serological assays for real-time diagnoses for COVID-19 samples
  • COVID-19 pathogenesis using pulmonary organoids

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