Naghavi Findings Locate A Potential Therapeutic Target
The Third Coast CFAR congratulates Dr. Mojgan Naghavi for her findings that deepen the understanding of HIV infection and present a potential therapeutic target: the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) uses proteins called diaphanous-related formins (DRFs) to hijack the cytoskeleton of healthy cells. The paper was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and the lead author was Michael Delaney, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of senior author Mojgan Naghavi, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology-Immunology.

Dr. Mojgan Naghavi is an active member of Third Coast CFAR, and uses many services of the Viral Pathogenisis core. On March 13, 2017, Dr. Naghavi gave a seminar for the Third Coast CFAR titled Novel Insights into HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis. You may read the article here.