About Richard Webby

Dr. Richard Webby shapes our understanding of influenza and viral transmission not just at St. Jude, but around the world. As Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza, Dr. Webby is a key player on the international stage shaping our understanding of virus pathogenicity and managing our response to outbreaks. From his home in New Zealand, Dr. Webby came to St. Jude as a postdoc fellow under the famed Dr. Robert Webster studying a group of viruses that would become the 2009 swine flu pandemic. He was promoted to faculty with the emergence of the avian influenza viruses in Asia and continues his storied career focused on influenza and pandemic preparedness.

Richard Webby looks out the window

Meet the Team

Evelyn Stigger-Rosser
  • Evelyn Stigger-Rosser
  • Scientist
Subrata Barman, PhD
  • Subrata Barman, PhD
  • Senior Scientist
Jeri-Carol Crumpton
  • Jeri-Carol Crumpton
  • Lead Researcher
Jennifer DeBeauchamp-Newman
  • Jennifer DeBeauchamp-Newman
  • Lab Operations Manager
Tom Fabrizio, PhD
  • Tom Fabrizio, PhD
  • Scientist
John Franks
  • John Franks
  • Scientist
Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD
  • Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD
  • Lead Scientist, Directing
Walter Harrington, PhD
  • Walter Harrington, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Kristen Hildebrand
  • Kristen Hildebrand
  • Senior Coordinator of Clinical Research Operations
Trushar Jeevan, MD
  • Trushar Jeevan, MD
  • Lead Researcher
Jeremy Jones, PhD
  • Jeremy Jones, PhD
  • Scientist
Christina Kackos
  • Christina Kackos
  • Graduate Student
Ahmed Kandeil, PhD
  • Ahmed Kandeil, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lisa Kercher, PhD
  • Lisa Kercher, PhD
  • Director of Lab Operations
Lindsey Loebel
  • Lindsey Loebel
  • Contract Support Administrator
Pamela McKenzie, PhD
  • Pamela McKenzie, PhD
  • Director, CEIRS Global Surveillance
Lance Miller
  • Lance Miller
  • Researcher
Nabanita Mukherjee, PhD
  • Nabanita Mukherjee, PhD
  • Database Analyst
Faten Okda, PhD
  • Faten Okda, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Philippe Pascua, PhD
  • Philippe Pascua, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chris Patton
  • Chris Patton
  • Student
Melissa Penaflor
  • Melissa Penaflor
  • Researcher
Adam Rubrum
  • Adam Rubrum
  • Lead Researcher
Patrick (Jon) Seiler
  • Patrick (Jon) Seiler
  • Scientist
Jasmine Turner
  • Jasmine Turner
  • Lead Researcher
David Walker
  • David Walker
  • Lead Researcher
Ashley Webb
  • Ashley Webb
  • Lead Researcher
Karlie Woodard
  • Karlie Woodard
  • Senior Researcher