Sean Riley

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Buffalo, NY
Advisor: Josh Dubnau


Research Interests

I received my B.S. in Biochemistry from the University at Buffalo in May 2020. My undergraduate research consisted of characterization of small molecules as potential inhibitors of Zika virus and SARS-CoV 2 entry. I also investigated the role of host restriction factors that target HIV-1 and murine leukemia virus. My research interests lie in host-virus interactions with the goal of identifying vulnerabilities that may be exploited in the development of novel antiviral therapeutics or prophylactic interventions. When I am not in the lab I enjoy cooking and kayaking.


Wong, H.T., Luperchio, A.M., Riley, S., and Salamango, D.J. (2023). Inhibition of ATM-directed antiviral responses by HIV-1 Vif. PLoS Pathogens 19(9): e1011634.



Awards 023 Eckard Wimmer Graduate Student Scholarship