Dr. Husni Elbahesh

Dr. Husni Elbahesh

Apr 30, 2016

Group 6 Copy 33
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Zika virus is spreading rapidly in the Western hemisphere and is linked to fetal microcephaly. We recently found that new Zika virus strains suppress the antiviral response but not the stress response in human epithelial cells. We hope to determine how Zika virus can suppress the antiviral and stress responses in infected human and mouse cortical neurons. Defining how Zika virus modulates these pathways will help identify interactions that can be targeted for antiviral development.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    How do chemical exposures trigger autoimmune diseases?

    The cause of onset of autoimmune disease is poorly understood, but may be linked to exposure to certain...

    Can albumin from egg whites be used to treat Clostridium difficile infections?

    Clostridium difficile infection is a toxin-mediated bacterial infection responsible for 500,000 infections...

    How does involvement in kink, fetish or BDSM impact a person's health?

    Kink-involved people engage in atypical erotic activities such as bondage, rough sex, and fetish activities...

    Backer Badge Funded