Our Research Team

About Us

Dr. Henry Balfour Jr in the laboratoryDr. Henry H. Balfour, Jr., MD
Principal Investigator, Director 
Full bio 

 priyaDr. Priya Verghese, MD, MPH
Associate Director 
Full bio 

Our Laboratory Team

MaxDavid (Max) Schmeling, BS

Senior Scientist Full Bio

JennJennifer (Grimm) Geris, BA 

Scientist  Full bio

Emma_FiltzEmma Filtz, BS

Masters of Public Health Student

Professional Picture of Lauren DuvalLauren Duval

Undergraduate Researcher Full bio

Katie G EBV Research The Mono Project Infectious MononucleosisKatie Gravagna

Undergraduate Volunteer Full Bio


 Howard Leuschen

Undergraduate Volunteer Full bio

Lucy Murphy Undergraduate Research Volunteer

Lucy Murphy

Undergraduate Volunteeer Full Bio

 anna stepanova the mono project ebv research ebv vaccine mono mononucleosisAnna Stepanova

Undergraduate Volunteer Full Bio

Postdoctoral Associates

Samantha DunmireDr. Samantha Dunmire, PhD

 Research Associate Full bio


Affiliated Minnesota Researchers


Dr. Bartosz Grzywacz, MD

Hematopathologist Full Bio

LaurelDr. Laurel Cederberg, MD                                                                                                   Pediatrician, Health Partners Clinics

kristin_a_hogquistDr. Kristin A. Hogquist, PhD                                                                                                    Associate Director of Center for Immunology Full bio

Sara Hamilton HartDr. Sara Hamilton Hart, PhD                                                                                           Assistant Professor Full bio

Dr. Laurie Rodovsky Dr. Laurie Radovsky, MD                                                                                                      Family Physician, Birch Tree Healing Arts Full Bio


University of Alabama Investigators

Dr. Susan Fant The Mono Project EBV Research EBV Vaccine Multiple Sclerosis Susan Fant, MS

Associate Director of the Masters of Marketing Program Full Bio

Updated: 7/3/2018

Impact of EBV

280,000 cases of mono in U.S college freshmen annually

200,000 new cases of EBV-associated cancers annually worldwide

2.3 million cases of multiple sclerosis worldwide

Donate to The Mono Project

Supported in part by generous grants from the HRK Foundation, the RM Schulze Family Foundation, the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation and the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.

Contact Information

Phillips-Wangensteen Building

15-119 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 

Office: 612-625-3998

Email: epsteinbarrvirusresearch@gmail.com