August 2022

Congratulations to Fiona McEnany for passing her qualifying exam on August 3rd, 2022! We are thrilled for her success and thrilled for the excuse to celebrate with viral puns, swimming, washers, and cheer.


June 2022

Congratulations to Matt Slein for passing his qualifying exam on June 8th, 2022! To no one's surprise, he passed with flying colors and lots and lots of virology fun facts 🙂


May 2022

Welcome to our newest student, Evelyn Turnbaugh!


February 2022

Congratulations to Iara Backes, PhD, for for successfully defending her thesis on February 28th, 2022!


November 2021

Congratulations to Roberto Alers-Velazquez, PhD, for being accepted to Cornell's Rising Star Program! Read more HERE.


August 2021

Congratulations to Fiona McEnany for being selected as New Hampshire's Young Person of the Year. Read more HERE.


July 2021

Congratulations to Abigail Dutton for passing her qualifying exam on July 23rd, 2021. Next stop: putting plans into action!


May 2021

Congratulations to Stacey Ceron for successfully defending her thesis on May 4th, 2021.

Welcome to our newest students Fiona McEnany and Matthew Slein!


November 2020

Congratulations to Chaya Patel for successfully defending her thesis on November, 10th.


August 2020

A huge welcome to our newest student, MD-PhD candidate Abby Dutton!


May, 2020

Congratulations to Richard, Jesse, Audra, Sean, and Stacey for publishing in JVI on how ICP34.5 alters mitochondrial dynamics in neurons. Check out article here. 


Tune in to hear updates with our work in validating Atila Biosystem's low-cost and rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test here:

Researchers Validate Rapid COVID-19 Test

April, 2020

We are putting our best efforts against COVID-19; Audra has been working tirelessly in the lab on validating a new and rapid diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus.



March, 2020

Congratulations to Chaya, Sean, Jesse and our UPenn collaborators on publishing in JVI on the efficacy of a Trivalent subunit vaccine for neonatal herpes.

Check out the article here


November, 2019

Congrats to Jailene on a great presentation! The Leib had fantastic representation at ABRCMS 2019 in Anaheim, CA


August 15, 2019

Our summer MD-PhD Undergraduate Summer (MPUS) fellow, Jailene Paredes, presenting her project. We'll miss you!

June 28, 2019

Congrats to Richard Manivanh for a successful thesis defense, "Modulation of Cellular and Immune Functions by HSV-1"! All the best at UPitt!


June 1, 2019

Welcoming Paige, our newest student to the lab!


April 10, 2019

Congrats to the neonatal HSV team for publishing in Science Translational Medicine!

Check out the Immune podcast for review of this paper!

Dartmouth Researchers Offer New Insights into How Maternal Immunity Impacts Neonatal HSV

February 13, 2019

Congrats to Audra on publishing her work on US11! Read the article here: Charron et al 2019


January 14, 2019

A huge congrats to Stacey for publishing her work on DMXAA and HSE. Read all about it here: Cerón et al 2019


Oct 17, 2018

Congrats to Chaya on winning the Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth (CBraD) poster competition. The Leib lab had even more reason to celebrate as Iara and Paige both took home raffle prizes!



Oct 16, 2018

Great job to Stacey on her talk at the Upstate New York Immunology Conference (NYIC)!


Sept 14, 2018

Congratulations to David on being named Department Chair of Microbiology & Immunology at Geisel School of Medicine!

David A. Leib Named Chair of the Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


July 22, 2018

The Leib lab had a great time at the International Herpesvirus workshop in Vancouver, B.C.. Congrats to David on his Keynote and to Richard on winning Best Talk in the Herpes Simplex session!



June 5, 2018

Congrats to Iara for successfully qualifying!

April 11, 2018

Congrats to JR for publishing his work on neuronal subtypes and HSV-1 latency!