Schnell Research
Matthias J. Schnell, MS, PhD

Contact

Name: Matthias J. Schnell, MS, PhD
Position: Professor & Chair, SKMC Microbiology & Immunology

233 South Tenth Street
BLSB-531
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-4830

Our Team

Christoph Wirblich, PhD

Christoph Wirblich, PhD

Christine Fisher

Christine Fisher

Doctoral Candidate

Research Project: Designing a novel, broadly protective lyssavirus vaccine

Drishya Kurup, MS

Drishya Kurup, MS

Doctoral Candidate

Research Project: Zika virus vaccine development

Aniket Patel, MS

Aniket Patel, MS

Research Project Manager

Annamarie Testa

Annamarie Testa 

Research Assistant

Gabrielle Scher

Gabrielle Scher

Doctoral Student

Research Project: Developing a Rhabdoviral-based vaccine for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus and determining its mechanism of protection

Catherine Yankowski

Catherine Yankowski

Doctoral Candidate

Research Project: Correlates of immunity to a Rhabdovirus-based Ebola vaccine

Rachael Lambert

Rachael Lambert

Research Assistant

Lediona Mehmeti

Lediona Mehmeti

Masters Student

Research Project: Generating and characterizing M-deleted BNSP333-S1 (MERS) in inducible VERO-M cell line and constitutive BSR-M cell lines

Thomas Shiels

Thomas Shiels

Masters Student

Research Project: A New Rabies Based Vaccine for Prevention Against Nipah Virus Infection

Past Team Members

Elizabeth Faul Goldstein, PhD
Current position - Adjunct Faculty at University of San Francisco

Emily Gomme, PhD
Current position - Principal Scientist, Vaccine Development at Pfizer

Adrienne Goodrich, PhD
Current position - LCDR, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps; U.S Department of Health and Human Services

Tessa Lawrence, PhD
Current position - Sexual Health and HIV Research Manager at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Heather Foley Malicki, PhD
Current position - Senior Scientific Director, Technology Development at WuXi AppTec

James McGettigan, PhD
Current position - Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University

Philip McKenna, PhD
Current position - Principal Scientist, Antiviral Discovery at Merck

Mirjam Preuss, PhD
Current position - Instructor, University of Marburg, Germany

Mary Ellen Smith, PhD
Current position - Senior Research Biochemist at Merck

Gene Tan, PhD
Current position - Assistant Professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute

Celestine Wanjalla, MD, PhD
Current position - Research Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mallory Willet Becker, MS
Current position - Assay Development Scientist at Spark Therapeutics