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University of Colorado Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Jeffrey S. Kieft, PhD


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Contact Information:

Phone: (303) 724-3257

Kieft Lab Website
HHMI Research

Graduate Program Memberships

Molecular Biology​
Biomedical Sciences
Structural Biology & Biochemistry


Our research focuses on understanding the structure and function of viral RNAs, viral manipulation of cellular machines, and translation regulation. Our main focus is to understand RNAs produced and used by viruses to take over an infected cell. We are motivated by two premises: (1) infectious diseases (such as viruses) are still the largest threat to human health worldwide, and (2) by studying how viruses take over the cell’s machinery, we learn a tremendous amount about fundamental processes within the cell itself.

For more information on our research interests and projects in the lab, please visit the Kieft Lab website.

Current Lab Colleagues

 Results From Research : Selected site and subsites
PicturesLast NameFirst NameJob TitleEmailBio Page
ChapmanErichPostdoctoral View Bio
CostantinoDavid A.HHMI Lab View Bio
FilbinMeganResearch View Bio
HaoYumengGraduate View Bio
HartwickErikGraduate View Bio
HerreraNatalieRotation Student (Spring 2015)  
JaafarZaneGraduate View Bio
O'DonoghueZoeRotation Student (Spring 2015)  
RuehleMarisaGraduate View Bio
WimberlyBrianHHMI Research View Bio


For the full list of publications, please visit the Kieft Lab website.

Dr. Kieft's Publications on PubMed