Diversity in all forms

Equitable and inclusive research

Diversity illustration. We embrace all forms of equitable and inclusive research

We are strongly committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive research environment for current and future generations of scientists. We believe that diversity is essential to leading to more innovative solutions and for better science and society. Thus, we are devoted to recruiting and mentoring researchers from historically underrepresented groups in STEM, including racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community

Meet our team

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William M. de Souza, PhD

Principal investigator

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Ingra M. Claro, PhD

Postdoctoral scholar

Xinyi Hua, PhD

Postdoctoral scholar

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Shirlene T. S. de Lima, PhD

Visiting researcher

Work with us

We are always recruiting talented people


Our lab thrives on talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. We seek researchers motivated to work independently and in partnerships with a focus on emerging viruses through wet and dry lab work. We especially welcome those interested in interdisciplinary approaches


Open communication fuels our lab. We prioritize clear, timely, and respectful interactions to align expectations and support your career growth while achieving shared goals

Communication is key for the lab workplace
We are committed with scientific training


We are committed to facilitating scientific training, pursuing rigorous research, and making innovative discoveries as a group. We are devoted to both the short and long-term success of our trainees

If this applies to you, consider applying to join us !

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Cover letter:
  • Research interests
  • Short- and long-term career goals
  • Motivation to work with us
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Curriculum vitae:
  • Academic history
  • Professional experience
  • Research experience

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