Claire Metrick

claire

Claire Metrick
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
Boston, MA 
Biochemistry PhD Student
Katya Heldwein, PhD, Adviser

 

 

 

 

Herpesvirus egress is a process by which the newly-replicated viral genetic material is packaged and released from the host cell as infectious particles. This process consists of budding events from the nucleus through the trans-golgi network that are regulated by many viral proteins including tegument proteins UL11, UL16, and UL21. Although these proteins are highly conserved among herpesviruses, their exact functions are still unclear. I aim to determine the structures of these proteins alone and in complex in order to elucidate how they interact and work to regulate cytoplasmic budding processes during viral egress and ultimately affect cell-to-cell spread of the disease.

Back to the Heldwein Profile Page

     

    Apply to the Sackler School

    apply

    The priority application deadlines are as follows:

    December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

    February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

    March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

    May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

    June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research