Corresponding author(s) is underlined. *These authors contributed equally.


Seth RK, Maqsood R, Mondal A, Bose D, Kimono D, Holland LA, Lloyd PJ, Klimas N, Horner RD, Sullivan K, Lim ES, Chatterjee S. Gut DNA virome diversity and its association with host bacteria regulate inflammatory phenotype and neuronal immunotoxicity in experimental Gulf War illness. Viruses. (In Press).


Lim ES, Rodriguez C, Holtz LR. Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community. Microbiome. 6(1):87. abstract/full text

Peretti A, Geoghegan EM, Pastrana DV, Smola S, Feld P, Sauter M, Lohse S, Ramesh M, Lim ES, Wang D, Borgogna C, FitzGerald PC, Bliskovsky V, Starrett GJ, Law EK, Harris RS, Killian JK, Zhu J, Pineda M, Meltzer PS, Boldorini R, Gariglio M, Buck CB. (2018) Characterization of BK polyomaviruses from kidney transplant recipients suggests a role for APOBEC3 in driving in-host virus evolution. Cell Host and Microbe. 23(5):628–635. abstract/full text


Reddy KC, Dror T, Sowa JN, Panek J, Chen K, Lim ES, Wang D, Troemel ER. (2017) An Intracellular Pathogen Response Pathway Promotes Proteostasis in C. elegans. Current Biology. 27(22):3544-3553. abstract/full text

Amatya R, Deem SL, Porton IJ, Wang D, Lim ES. (2017) Complete Genome Sequence of Torque teno indri virus 1, a Novel Anellovirus in Blood from a Free-Living Lemur. Genome Announcements. 5(30). abstract/full text

Baldauf HM, Stegmann L, Schwarz SM, Ambiel I, Trotard M, Martin M, Burggraf M, Lenzi GM, Lejk H, Pan X, Fregoso OI, Lim ES, Abraham L, Nguyen LA, Rutsch F, König R, Kim B, Emerman M, Fackler OT, Keppler OT. (2017)
Vpx overcomes a SAMHD1-independent block to HIV reverse transcription that is specific to resting CD4 T cells.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 114(10):2729-2734. abstract/full text

Janowski AB, Krishnamurthy SR, Lim ES, Zhao G, Brenchley JM, Barouch DH, Thakwalakwa C, Manary MJ, Holtz LR, Wang D. (2017) Statoviruses, A novel taxon of RNA viruses present in the gastrointestinal tracts of diverse mammals. Virology. 504:36-44. abstract/full text

Zhao G, Wu G, Lim ES, Droit L, Krishnamurthy S, Barouch DH, Virgin HW, Wang D. (2017) VirusSeeker, a computational pipeline for virus discovery and virome composition analysis. Virology. 503:21-30. abstract/full text

Lim ES, Brennan DC. (2017) A Snapshot of Antibody-Mediated Rejection Goes Viral. Transplantation. 101(2):227. full text


Lim ES, Wang D, Holtz LR. (2016) The Bacterial Microbiome and Virome Milestones of Infant Development. 
Trends Microbiol. 24(10):801-10. abstract/full text

Monaco CL, Gootenberg DB, Zhao G, Handley SA, Ghebremichael MS, Lim ES, Lankowski A, Baldridge MT, Wilen CB, Flagg M, Norman JM, Keller BC, Luévano JM, Wang D, Boum Y, Martin JN, Hunt PW, Bangsberg DR, Siedner MJ, Kwon DS, Virgin HW. (2016) Altered Virome and Bacterial Microbiome in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Cell Host Microbe. 19(3):311-22. abstract/full text
      - Previewed by Palmer BE, Li SX, Lozupone CA. The HIV-Associated Enteric Microbiome Has Gone Viral. Cell Host Microbe.
        19(3):270-272. abstract/full text


Lim ES, Zhou Y, Zhao G, Bauer IK, Droit L, Ndao IM, Warner BB, Tarr PI, Wang D, Holtz LR. (2015) Early life dynamics of the human gut virome and bacterial microbiome in infants. Nat Med. 21(10):1228-34. abstract/full text, PMC article
      - Highlighted in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. abstract/full text
      - Featured in This Week in Virology (TWiV #355): Baby's first virome. podcast link

Lim ES, Deem SL, Porton IJ, Cao S, Wang D. (2015) Species-specific transmission of novel picornaviruses in lemurs.
J Virol. 89(7):4002-10. abstract/full text


Lim ES, Meinerz NM, Primi B, Wang D, Garcea RL. (2014) Common exposure to STL polyomavirus during childhood. Emerg Infect Dis. 20(9):1559-61. abstract/full text

Lim ES, Cao S, Holtz LR, Antonio M, Stine OC, Wang D. (2014) Discovery of rosavirus 2, a novel variant of a rodent-associated picornavirus, in children from The Gambia. Virology. 454-455:25-33. abstract/full text


Lim ES, Reyes A, Antonio M, Saha D, Ikumapayi UN, Adeyemi M, Stine OC, Skelton R, Brennan DC, Mkakosya RS, Manary MJ, Gordon JI, Wang D. (2013) Discovery of STL polyomavirus, a polyomavirus of ancestral recombinant origin that encodes a unique T antigen by alternative splicing. Virology. 436(2):295-303. abstract/full text


Siebrasse EA, Reyes A, Lim ES, Zhao G, Mkakosya RS, Manary MJ, Gordon JI, Wang D. (2012) Identification of MW polyomavirus, a novel polyomavirus in human stool. J Virol. 86(19):10321-6. abstract/full text

Lim ES, Wu LI, Malik HS, Emerman M. (2012) The function and evolution of the restriction factor Viperin in primates was not driven by lentiviruses. Retrovirology. 9:55. abstract/full text

Lim ES, Fregoso OI, McCoy CO, Matsen FA, Malik HS, Emerman M. (2012) The ability of primate lentiviruses to degrade the monocyte restriction factor SAMHD1 preceded the birth of the viral accessory protein Vpx. Cell Host Microbe. 11(2):194-204. abstract/full text
      - Previewed by Planelles V. SAMHD1 Joins the Red Queen's Court. abstract/full text



Lim ES, Emerman M. (2011) HIV: Going for the watchman. Nature. 474(7353):587-8. abstract/full text

Lim ES, Malik HS, Emerman M. (2010) Ancient adaptive evolution of tetherin shaped the functions of Vpu and Nef in human immunodeficiency virus and primate lentiviruses. J Virol. 84(14):7124-34. abstract/full text

Spindler KR, Welton AR, Lim ES, Duvvuru S, Althaus IW, Imperiale JE, Daoud AI, Chesler EJ. (2010) The major locus for mouse adenovirus susceptibility maps to genes of the hematopoietic cell surface-expressed LY6 family. J Immunol. 184(6):3055-62. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.0903363. Epub 2010 Feb 17. abstract/full text

Lim ES, Emerman M. (2009) Simian immunodeficiency virus SIVagm from African green monkeys does not antagonize endogenous levels of African green monkey tetherin/BST-2. J Virol. 83(22):11673-81. abstract/full text