Nicole Castagnozzi


Nicole Castagnozzi
BA, Human Biology
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
PhD Student in Immunology - MERGE-ID
David Thorley-Lawson, PhD, Adviser





Epstein Barr Virus encodes a number of microRNAs that are expressed during EBV infection. I am investigating how these microRNAs impact host cell processes, potentially contributing to EBV's ability to evade immune response and become latent in memory B cells. Once the virus is latent, it is invisible to the immune system and persists for the life of the host.

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