renate r koenig, phd
staff scientist
chanda lab
infectious & inflammatory disease center
the burnham institute for medical research


education: University of Bayreuth, Germany (MS),
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University of Frankfurt and Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, Germany (PhD)
training: Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Renate Koenig joined Sumit Chanda¹s lab at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in 2004 and is continuing her work at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. She is focusing on the application of functional genomics technologies (whole-genome siRNA screens) to discover novel viral host-cell factors. In particular, she is interested in molecular mechanism of HIV host factors. As an award recipient of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Renate gained proficiency in studying HIV host-cell interactions at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and in investigating pathogenic mechanism of SIV in monkey animal models at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, the Federal Agency for Sera and Vaccines in Germany. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 2002.
Publications: [click here]
Contact Information:
  email: rkoenig [at]
  phone: 858.646. 3100 ext 3571