LAURA HERTEL, PhD
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Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause serious disease in immunocompromised individuals such as AIDS patients, transplant recipients, and newborns. Because of this, the development of new ways to block viral dissemination within infected individuals and to create an effective anti-CMV vaccine is a priority.

Dr. Laura Hertel’s research focuses on the interactions between human CMV and different types of cells, with an emphasis on hematopoietic and oral mucosal cells. The goal of her research are to identify the viral and cellular factors that promote or restrict CMV infection in these cell types, and their mechanisms of action.

Revised: Monday, April 8, 2019 1:50 PM

 


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