Welcome to our new undergrads!
Jan. 22, 2024

Welcome to Ronald Anglade and Fariha Begum who will be joining our lab to conduct their undergraduate thesis research. They will soon begin hammering away at their junior proposals and collecting data for their senior theses. Alot of interesting data will definitely be on the way!

Yongzhen invited to speak at the Blumberg Institute!
Jan. 11, 2024

Yongzhen was honored with an invitation to speak at the Outstanding Young Scientist Seminar at the Blumberg Institute! He gave a talk on all of the research he has conducted here including the generation of the clones from different HBV infectious genotypes and his discovery that marmosets can be used for HBV and woolly monkey HBV infections…

Keith publishes review on epitranscriptomic modifications and liver disease!
Jan. 10, 2024

Congratulations to Keith who published his review "The impact of epitranscriptomic modifications on liver disease"! Delve into how RNA modifications affect the liver and how they can be used as prognostic markers for liver disease. Great job Keith!

When Serrano Hams Fly... at Andoni's housewarming party!
Jan. 5, 2024

Serrano Ham leg imported directly from Spain... this is what we munched on at Andoni's house warming party! We had a blast figuring out how to correctly slice the ham and pair it with cheese and wine (but not Italian wine!). We enjoyed the Spanish feast that Andoni cooked for us to ring in his new apartment here in Princeton. I think we will…

Yongzhen presents his work at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Jan. 3, 2024

Yongzhen presented his extensive work on small non-human primate models to study chronic HBV at the CINJ Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Working Group Meeting. This research is crucial to better understand the impact that chronic HBV has on hepatocarcinogenesis in a model more closely resembling the immune system of humans. Great job…

Welcome to Jenny, our new M.D./Ph.D. student!
Dec. 18, 2023

Official welcome to Jenny, our new M.D./Ph.D. student between Princeton and Rutgers Medical School! In our lab, she will be working on breaking the species barrier to HBV in mice and will soon become very familiar with our cute and spirited mice. We're excited to have you join us and to see the great research you will conduct here!

Lab Holiday Party
Dec. 15, 2023

Ploss lab celebrated the holiday season at Yankee Doodle Tap Room with a warm fire, festive drinks, and a buffet of food! We also got our lab history knowledge tested with a pop quiz on a riff on who's who in the lab as well as our yearly White Elephant tradition. Happy holidays to all!

Andoni presents his research at Virology meeting
Dec. 12, 2023

Our newest post doc, Andoni Gomez, presented his thesis work at the departmental virology colloquium. We learned all about the interplay and effects of senataxin on HBV as well as episomal DNA expression. Great talk Andoni!

Welcome to our new postdoc, Andoni!
Nov. 8, 2023

Welcome Andoni Gomez to our lab! Andoni hails from Spain and completed his PhD thesis work at the National Center for Biotechnology in Madrid. There, he worked on the effects of senataxin on HBV and episomal DNA. In our lab, he will be studying HBV capsid recycling and examining how exactly the capsid disassembles. We're happy to have you…

Stephanie and Yongzhen present at the HBV conference in Kobe, Japan; Stephanie wins best oral presentation!
Sept. 25, 2023

Yongzhen, Stephanie, and Alex attended the International HBV conference in Kobe, Japan this year. Yongzhen and Stephanie both gave oral presentations and Stephanie won the best oral presentation! Yongzhen presented his work on HBV infection of marmoset hepatocytes and Stephanie presented on overcoming the HBV restriction barrier in mice. A lot…