Mark Stenglein

Associate Professor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology


(970) 492-4464

About Mark

Dr. Stenglein is an Associate Professor in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department and the Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.  After earning a BA in Mathematics and French, Mark worked for 7 years as a computer programmer for an aerospace engineering company. He then decided to switch into scientific research and pursued a PhD focused on antiviral innate immunity, and a postdoc in metagenomic virus discovery. Now, his lab’s research focuses on viral metagenomics, virus evolution, and the biological impact of the virome. Trainees in the Stenglein lab study viruses and learn a blend of genomic, computational, and traditional laboratory skills.


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009B.A., Washington University in Saint Louis, 1997