Roy, a recipient of one of the NIH’s prestigious MARC U*STAR Scholar awards, is an undergraduate researcher who joined the lab in early 2018. He is currently researching novel viral small open reading frames (smORFs). In particular, Roy is working to characterize the expression, localization, and function of PAN 1.1 which is one of these smORFs encoded by KSHV’s viral transcript PAN (poly-adenylated nuclear RNA). It should be noted that PAN is one of the most abundant viral transcripts during KSHV’s lytic cycle. Beyond his research and studies, Roy enjoys petting dogs, working out, and consequently eating good food.
Roy is studying the function of KSHV's novel viral small open reading frame PAN 1.1