Infectious Disease and Immunology
MUSM is a hub for a wide variety of research into infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty lead the field in herpesvirus research, as well as neuroimmunology and immune system-tumor interactions.
- National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease
- National Cancer Institute
INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH FACULTY
The Visalli laboratory uses human and animal herpesviruses as model organisms to understand the mechanism of viral genome (DNA) encapsidation.
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Dr. Bentz’s research focuses on the Epstein-Barr virus, a ubiquitous herpesvirus that establishes a lifelong latent infection within the host.