Scott Biering

Primary Investigator

Scott Biering is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at UCSD. Scott received his undergraduate degree from UCLA where he worked in the labs of Dr. Benhur Lee and Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno investigating entry mechanisms of Nipah virus. He then received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Chicago in the lab of Dr. Seungmin Hwang investigating antiviral mechanisms of interferons and autophagy proteins. Then at the University of California, Berkeley, he pursued postdoctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Eva Harris as an Open Philanthropy Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation, investigating mechanisms of flavivirus and coronavirus pathogenesis. He joined the Molecular Biology faculty at UCSD in 2023.



We are currently looking for postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, lab technicians, and undergraduate students to join the lab. See below for more details.

Want to join the Lab? We are hiring:

Postdoctoral Scholars

We are always interested to hear from highly motivated and independent scientists. If you’re interested in conducting postdoctoral training in the lab please reach out to Scott with a CV and a list of three references. Please explain a bit about your career goals and why you’re interested in studying viral pathogenesis.


Graduate Students

If you’re interested in conducting graduate studies in the lab please apply through the UCSD Biological Sciences Graduate program. Apply Here!  


Lab Manager and Lab Technicians

If you’re interested in joining the lab as a technician or lab manager please apply to one of the following job postings, depending on your level of research experience. These positions are great to gain research experience before graduate school or medical school. Opportunities for career scientists may also be available, please reach out to Scott for more information.

1. Staff Research Associate 1

2. Laboratory Assistant 2


Undergraduate Research Assistant

If you are a UCSD undergraduate student looking for research experience please reach out to Scott and inquire about open positions. Undergraduate researchers in the lab typically work closely with a more senior lab member to support a project. Dedicated undergraduate students may have the opportunity to advance to more independent projects.