Yang Lab

Jared D. Pitts, Ph.D.



     Originally from Montana, I obtained my Bachelorís degree in Biochemistry and Genetics from Texas A&M University. As an undergrad I worked in the lab of Dr. Vladislav Panin investigating the role of sialyltransferase in nervous system development using Drosophila as a model organism. I then received my Ph.D. at Tufts University in the lab of Dr. Ekaterina Heldwein. My doctoral research involved structural studies of Herpesviral tegument proteins involved in trafficking viral capsids throughout the cytoplasm during viral entry and egress/assembly. I joined the Yang lab in the fall of 2014 to study virus-host interactions involved in Dengue virus RNA uncoating and replication. Outside of the lab, I love travel and discover new and exciting places.