There is a shortage of virologists in basic, clinical and translational researches, in particular in low- and middle-income countries. Training and educating the next generation of virologists is a core pillar of the GVN mission. GVN senior virologists are committed to sharing their invaluable expertise with junior virologists through mentorship and intensive training at the GVN to better prepare the next generation for future global viral threats. We are pleased to announce that we are officially launching the GVN Drs. Yang Liu & Pan Zheng Academy to facilitate mentorship and training of early career virologists through formal GVN programs.

The GVN Academy currently comprises five programs:

GVN Postdoctoral Fellowship training Program (GPFTP)
GVN Rising Star Mentorship Program
GVN Short Course: Emerging Leaders in Virology
GVN Online Short Courses
GVN Alumni Networking Series

Meet the class of 2022

GVN Postdoctoral Fellowship training Program (GPFTP)

William M. De Souza, Ph.D.

Birendra P. Gupta, Ph.D.


Alumni Testimonial: Dr. Rubaiyea Farrukee

"The GVN Postdoctoral Fellowship has given me an amazing opportunity to build my career in Virology. This fellowship has been pivotal in my pursuit of setting up an independent research program, with the aim of studying respiratory viruses within the context of innate immunity. I look forward to doing some exciting science and continuing to increase my collaboration with the GVN network."

- Rubaiyea Farrukee, Ph.D.
Research Officer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne, Doherty Institute


Rising Stars Mentorship Program

Jana Broadhurst, MD, Ph.D., DTM&H

Adeola Fowotade, M.B, B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Piya Paul Mudgal, Ph.D.

Kizzmekia Corbett, Ph.D.

Vineet D. Menachery

Alumni Testimonial: Dr. Vineet Menachery

I have had a great experience with this mentoring program. While there are many things to learn in starting a lab, the transition phase after you have initially established lacks the same level of support. Being able to interface with a mentor who has gone through these issues many times has been key to making choices for my lab's future"

- Vineet Menachery, PhD., Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UTMB

Dr. Menachery is a current candidate for the Rising Stars Mentorship Program 2021-2022. He has been working with Dr. Kanta Subbarao, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at VIDRL and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne.

GVN Highschool Research Internship

Sofia Krause, High School Senior, Greenwich Academy