Ivanovic Lab                   B randeis University, Biochemistry Department

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Tijana Ivanovic

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

ivanovic AT brandeis DOT edu


Postdoc, Harvard University, 2015

Ph.D, Virology, Harvard University, 2008

B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999



Tian Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

tianli AT brandeis DOT edu


Ph.D., Microbiology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2014

B.S., Science of Biology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China 2009

B. Com., International Economy and Trade, Soochow University, Suzhou, China 2009


"Since gaining my PhD at Wuhan University in China, my major research interest has been in understanding how viruses fuse with the target membrane, and the underlying molecular mechanisms using single molecule imaging technique. I like playing badminton during my free time."


Meisui Liu

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)

mliu18 AT brandeis DOT edu


"My name is Meisui Liu, and I am an undergraduate student working in the Ivanovic Lab. My research project aims to investigate the mechanism of resistance emergence against cell-entry inhibitors for influenza virus. In my free time, I enjoy baking desserts, reading, and spending time with my cat. I also have a slight obsession with chocolate."

Andrea Marschall

Postdoctoral Fellow

marschall AT brandeis DOT edu


Ph.D., Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, University of Brunswick Institute of Technology (TU Braunschweig), Germany 2014

M.S., Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, 2009

B.S., Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005


"The cellular trafficking machinery has always fascinated me, whether for employing it to engineer cells with intracellular antibodies (intrabodies), for delivering proteins into cells, or as a vehicle in the viral entry process. By a combination of biochemical, biophysical and cell biological approaches, I aim to investigate the underlying functional changes in cell entry that help viruses to spread. In winter I enjoy occasional ice skating."


Zhenyu Li

Undergraduate Researcher

Biochemistry and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)

zhenyuli AT brandeis DOT edu

Miranda Gavitt

QBReC Summer Fellow

mgavitt AT brandeis DOT edu