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March 2022

Variable susceptibility of intestinal organoid-derived monolayers to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Exciting collaboration with the Cadwell Lab at NYU addressing how different gut organoids get infected with SARS-CoV-2.

February 2022

Emerging Chikungunya Virus Variants at the E1-E1 Interglycoprotein Spike Interface Impact Virus Attachment and Inflammation

Margarita's main thesis work describing how emerging CHIKV variants do wild things!

January 2022

Structurally Conserved Domains between Flavivirus and Alphavirus Fusion Glycoproteins Contribute to Replication and Infectious-Virion Production

Fun collaboration with the Lazear Lab at UNC Chapel Hill defining how the Zika virus envelope functions.

December 2021

Atovaquone and Berberine Chloride Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Replication In Vitro

The team links up with Margaret Kielian's Lab at Albert Einstein to test antivirals against SARS-CoV-2.

August 2021

Margarita reviews what makes alphaviruses so interesting.

January 2021

Antibody isotype diversity against SARS-CoV-2 is associated with differential serum neutralization capacities

Exciting collaboration throughout NYU investigating the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2.

December 2020

Mapping the Evolutionary Landscape of Zika virus Infection in Immunocompromised mice.

Awesome collaboration with the Ghedin Lab ( and Cadwell Lab ( studying how Zika virus evolves

June 2020

Distinct New York City Aedes albopictus Mosquito Populations Display Differences in Salivary Gland Protein D7 Diversity and Chikungunya Virus Replication

Maryska characterizes antiviral factors and CHIKV replication and evolution in New York City mosquitoes!

July 2019

Evolution-driven attenuation of alphaviruses highlights key glycoprotein determinants regulating viral infectivity and dissemination

First Stapleford Lab CHIKV dissemination paper! Gaby, Bruno, and Margarita identify a network of molecular interactions that modulate CHIKV infectivity and dissemination.

May 2019

Atovaquone Inhibits Arbovirus Replication through the Depletion of Intracellular Nucleotides.

First paper from the Stapleford Lab! Angelica Kottkamp defines the antiviral mechanism of the antiparasitic drug atovaquone.