Meagan Montesion


Meagan Montesion
BA, Biology
College of Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
PhD Student in Genetics
John Coffin, PhD, Adviser





Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are estimated to account for up to 8% of the human genome.  Although the majority contain mutations that render them silent, a small number still possess intact open reading frames.  Increased levels of viral RNA and protein are associated with a number of human diseases. However, the role that HERVs play in pathogenesis is unclear.  In particular, I am interested in exploring the relationship between HERVs and cancer.

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