Faculty

Faculty Members - Leadership

Fatimah Jackson

Interim Chair

Biology

Courtney Robinson

Director HHMI PHAGES Program

Biology

Anna Allen

Biology Graduate Director

Biology

Individual Faculty Research Laboratory Pages

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Individual Faculty Research Laboratory Pages

Faculty Members

Janelle Burke

Associate Professor

Biology

Michael Campbell

Assistant Professor

Biology

Atanu Duttaroy

Professor

Biology

Broderick Eribo

Associate Professor

Biology

Stacy Farina

Assistant Professor

Biology

Jack Frankel

Professor

Biology

Clarence Lee

Professor

Biology

Michael Lipscomb

Associate Professor

Biology

Mary McKenna

Associate Professor

Biology

George Middendorf

Professor

Biology

Dominique Pritchett

Assistant Professor

Biology

Shaolei Teng

Assistant Professor

Biology

Michael Thomas

Assistant Professor

Biology

Hemayet Ullah

Associate Professor

Biology

Recent Significant Findings by Biology Faculty

Publication in the Ullah Laboratory

Host targeted antiviral (HTA): functional inhibitor compounds of scaffold protein RACK1 inhibit herpes simplex virus proliferation

Report shows that the RACK1 inhibitor identified and patented by the Dr. Hemayet Ullah and his research team provide inhibits HSV-1 proliferation in a HEp-2 cell line. The RACK1 inhibiting drug showed similar efficacy as the commercially available anti-herpes simplex virus drug acyclovir and showed supralinear effect when applied in a combinatorial manner. As an increasing number of viruses are reported to use host RACK1 proteins, and more than 100 diverse animals and plant disease-causing viruses are known to use IRES-based translation, these drugs can be established as host-targeted broad antiviral drugs.

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