Project Overview

Mechanism and Functional Consequences of Innate Immune Responses to Reovirus Infection

Faculty Sponsor

Geoff Holm (




The objective of this project is to understand the regulation of IRF-3 following reovirus infection. IRF-3 is crucial for cell fate decisions, including the induction of an antiviral response or the initiation of programmed cell death. The work will involve using pharmacologic inhibitors to block HDAC6 activity following infection, and determining their effect on transcription of IRF-3-dependent genes, via quantitative PCR, luciferase reporter activities, and chromatin immunoprecipitation.

Student Qualifications

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Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/15/2017 and close on 02/07/2017

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