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
Pictures Last Name First Name Job Title Email
akiyamaBenjamin Akiyama Ben Postdoctoral Scholar
Bonilla Bonilla Steve Postdoctoral Scholar
CostantinoD Costantino David Professional Research Assistant
eilerDaniel Eiler Daniel Postdoctoral Scholar
Jones Jones Rachel Graduate Student
Conner Langeberg Langeberg Conner Graduate Student

MacFadenA MacFadden Andrea Professional Research Assistant
Parker Nichols Nichols Parker Graduate Student

ODonoghue O’Donoghue Zoe Postdoctoral Scholar
Jillian Ramos 60x80 Ramos Jillian Postdoctoral Scholar

Sherlock Sherlock Madeline Postdoctoral Scholar
Steckelberg Steckelberg Anna-Lena Postdoctoral Scholar
Szucs Szucs Matt Graduate Student
Vicens Vicens Quentin Research Assistant Professor
WimberlyB Wimberly Brian Research Assistant Professor


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

Dr. Kieft's Publications on PubMed