Jeffrey S. Kieft, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Contact Information

Phone: (303) 724-3257

We want to understand how RNA forms complex three-dimensional structures and how this controls diverse biological processes. We are particularly (but not exclusively!) interested in how viral RNAs interact with, control, and manipulate cellular machines. Given the remarkable diversity of viruses and viral RNAs, we are learning fundamental things about the inherent properties and power of RNA structure, of how viruses cause disease, and of the basic workings of the cell.

For more information on our research interests and projects in the lab, please visit the Kieft Lab website.

Kieft Lab group photo 2019
PicturesLast NameFirst NameJob TitleEmail
CostantinoDCostantinoDavidProfessional Research
Conner LangebergLangebergConnerGraduate Student

MacFadenAMacFaddenAndreaProfessional Research
Parker NicholsNicholsParkerGraduate Student

Jillian Ramos 60x80RamosJillianPostdoctoral Scholar

VicensVicensQuentinResearch Assistant
WimberlyBWimberlyBrianResearch Assistant


For the full list of publications, please visit the Kieft Lab website.

Dr. Kieft's Publications on PubMed