Professor Nathaniel Landau

Faculty positions

2006-present Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology

2005-2006 Full Professor, Salk Institute

1998-2005 Associate Professor, Salk Institute

1992-1998 Staff Investigator, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Postdoctoral Studies
1987-1992 Scientific Advisor:  Dr. Dan Littman
University of California, San Francisco

  • HIV Entry

  • Virus Assembly

Graduate School

1980-1987 Supervisor:  Dr. David Baltimore
Department of Biology, MIT

  • Immunoglobulin gene rearrangement

  • The role of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase in antibody diversity 

  • Takuya Tada

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    I have been working in the NYU as a Post-doctoral research fellow since 2016.


    I received my Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Tokyo in 2014. From 2012 to 2015, I worked at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan. My research interests are the relationship between HIV and host factors and immunity. Now I develop the strong lentiviral vector vaccine against HIV, LCMV and cancer by using mice. I am currently exploring therapy against SAR-CoV-2.

  • Ramanjit kaur

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    I received my PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2018. During my PhD, I identified and characterized various antiviral molecules against alphaviruses. Under the Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellowship, I am currently investigating the basis of neurodegenerative disease using immunology and gene expression studies.

  • Belinda Dcosta

    Assistant Research Scientist

    I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biotechnology from University of Mumbai, India as well as a M.S. in Biology from Texas Tech University. During my Masters, I identified and characterized potential anticancer agents. I am currently developing therapy against SARS-CoV-2.

Previous Lab Members

Pursuing Medical School at Emory University
PhD Student at Rutgers University
Research Technician, Mt. Sinai
Clinical Sciences Director, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Research Associate II, Medical College of Wisconsin
Senior Postdoctoral fellow at Medical University Innsbruck
Research Associate V, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Medical Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Prof. Nathaniel R. Landau, PhD


Professor, Department of Microbiology


Member of the Microbial Pathogenesis Program

Full Bio.

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