Judy Minkoff

Research Scientist

Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University BS in Biology from The College of William & Mary


Judy Minkoff received her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University in 2008. Her dissertation focused on the host evasion strategies of measles virus was conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA in the laboratory of Dr Paul Rota. After graduation, she continued her postdoctoral training with Dr Johnan Kaleeba and Dr Christopher Broder at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences, where she studied Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection in human skin and evaluated bat immune responses to paramyxoviruses. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College with Mirella Salvatore, developing an integrase-defective lentiviral vector-based vaccine for influenza. Prior to joining the tenOever lab, Judy worked as a Medical Writer, providing research-based analysis and content development for a variety of therapeutic areas including infectious disease, obesity, dermatology, and multi-system genetic disorders. Her current research interests lie in understanding the interactions between viruses and their hosts in order to develop vaccines and therapeutics for emerging and re-emerging viruses. 


Innate immune evasion strategies of SARS-CoV-2

Minkoff JM, tenOever B

10.1038/s41579-022-00839-1 11/01/2023

PMID: 36631691

The Host Response to Influenza A Virus Interferes with SARS-CoV-2 Replication during Coinfection

hei Oishi, Shu Horiuchi, Judith M Minkoff, Benjamin R tenOever

10.1128/jvi.00765-22 20/07/2022

PMID: 35862681