Advisor: Karin Musier-Forsyth
Areas of Expertise
- RNA Biology
1. Identify the primer, conformational features, and RNA chaperone proteins required for initiation of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) reverse transcription.
2. Elucidate the functions of tRFPro in HTLV-1 lifecycle.
3. Elucidate the functions of HTLV-1 Gag in gRNA dimerization and packaging.