Lab Members

Daphne Avgousti, PhD

Daphne Avgousti, PhD

Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: 206.667.2755

She/Her

Assistant Professor, Human Biology Division
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences Division
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
Faculty Profile
Human Biology at Fred Hutch
Basic Sciences at Fred Hutch

Hannah Arbach, PhD

Hannah Arbach, PhD

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: 206.667.3650

They/Them

I am interested in dynamic changes in nuclear and chromatin structure. I use nuclear replicating viruses as a tool to explore how chromatin, the nucleoskeleton, and nuclear morphology are changed as a result of infection. When I am not in lab you can find me hanging out with my puppy, cooking, or at my neighborhood brewery.

 

Edward Arnold, BS

Edward Arnold, BS

Title: Graduate Student, VPETP Fellow
Phone: 206.667.3650

He/Him

I am studying the role of Adenovirus protein VII and its impact on chromatin reorganization during infection. I am also interested in discovering more about the role of post translational modifications on protein VII and their impact on function and localization. When I am not in the lab I am either out hiking, biking, playing sports, or listening to music.

Hannah Lewis, BS

Hannah Lewis, BS

Title: Graduate Student, VPETP Fellow
Phone: 206.667.3650

She/Her

I am interested in using nuclear-replicating viruses as tools to interrogate the function of host chromatin factors. I am currently characterizing the role of histone variants in herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection using biochemical techniques, molecular genetics and fluorescence microscopy. Outside of the lab, I play trumpet and explore Seattle through listening to live music.

Mia Brinkley, BS

Mia Brinkley, BS

Title: Research Technician
Phone: 206.667.3650

She/Her

I am a recent graduate from Western Washington University, where I studied biochemistry through the Honors program and worked in a Drosophila genetics lab. I am excited to dive into the field of virology and learn various lab techniques and how to thrive in a research lab, before pursuing medical school in the future. Outside of lab, you can find me cooking, running, going to concerts, and hammocking with friends at local parks.

Laurel Kelnhofer-Millevolte, BS

Laurel Kelnhofer-Millevolte, BS

Title: Graduate Student
Phone: 206.667.3650

She/Her

I am interested in how host and pathogen factors interact during infection. I am currently studying the role of host histone-modifications during herpes simplex virus-1 nuclear egress. When I am not in lab, I am usually knitting, gardening, or cooking.

 

Lea Sophie Wilson

Lea Sophie Wilson

Title: Lab Aide
Phone: 206.667.3650

She/Her

I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, where I intend on majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. I am excited to dive deeper into the field of virology and learn about how hosts undergo changes during infection from pathogens. Outside of lab, I like to bake, go to musicals, and explore Seattle with my friends. 

Allison Veishlow

Allison Veishlow

Title: Research Administrator
Phone: 206.667.4069

She/Her

Former lab members

Nick Donadio (2018-2019) 

Monji Bat-Erdene (2018-2021)

Melanie Dillon (2019-2021)

Kelsey Lynch (2018-2020)

Robin Kaai (2019-2022)