Dr. Steffen Mueller is a pioneer in the field synthetic virology and a gifted experimentalist. As a skilled, driven scientist, Dr. Mueller oversees all R&D activities at Codagenix and still works-hands on at the bench to ensure project success. He currently leads a team of 6 scientists, simultaneously managing projects involving multiple, unrelated viruses including: Zika, Dengue, Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV, Yellow Fever, and PRRS viruses. He and his team have successfully generated first in class vaccine candidates against many pathogens – going from synthetically designed DNA to efficacious live vaccines. Dr. Mueller earned his BS in Biology from the University of Cologne, Germany, a MS in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry from the University of Cologne, Germany and his PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Stony Brook University.