Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center Auditorium
303 E. Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60611
Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminar Series
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Emerging and re-emerging viruses pose a constant threat to human health. Through advanced genetic screens we have identified proteins with critical roles in the replication of medically important viruses from diverse families including Ebola virus, rhinovirus, enterovirus, dengue virus, and hepatitis C virus. In addition, we have discovered a key cellular receptor for the AAV gene therapy vector. We are studying the molecular details on how the viruses have hijacked these host components to facilitate their pathogenesis and are characterizing the roles they play in human biology and infectious disease.