The molecular pirates: Viral control of the cellular machinery
Kevin is investigating the virus-host interactions of Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus via genetic engineering with CRISPRi technology.
Catya is a MA student investigating the single cell transcriptome of KSHV infected cells and the effect of modulating translation on lytic reactivation.
Guilermo is a Ph.D. student who is exploring the dynamics of the UPR in cells infected with KSHV and is specifically interested in identifying viral factors affecting this cellular response
Duncan is a Ph.D. student interested in the effects of Zika virus on eye development and health, primarily pertaining to the activation and inhibition of cellular stress responses by Zika
Tessa is looking to determine a FACS-based system to isolate and purify Muller glial cells from retinal organoid tissues for further study.
Oran was a M.S. student investigating the piracy and manipulation of the ZIKA virus in relation to translation initiation, particularly with regard to differential expression of the components of eIF4F
Ameera is an Arias Lab alumna who previously worked on developing a CRISPRi system for silencing KSHV genes in different host cell lines. She is now a researcher at NIH in the Medical Genetics and Ophthalmic Genomics Unit
Veronica worked on delineating host transcriptional changes following KSHV infection of primary endothelial cells through computational analysis of RNA-Seq data. She is now a PhD student at Duke university
GIl explored the structure of KSHV chromatin during the lytic cycle and how Zika Virus interacts with the UPR. Gil is now a PhD student at UCLA