Kathleen Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
My laboratory is interested in understanding the factors that allow HIV to thwart the immune system. A clear understanding of the means by which the virus accomplishes this would allow the development of novel antiviral therapies.
John Moran, Ph.D.
Our research focuses on a class of human ‘jumping genes’ known as Long Interspersed Element-1 sequences (LINE-1s). LINE-1s comprise ~17% of human DNA. Our long-term goal is to gain a better understanding about how LINE-1 jumping leads to human disease and how this process has influenced the evolution of our genome.