Necessity of mechanistic computational modeling in understanding cytomegalovirus replication

Friday, April 5, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Immunobiology Seminar Series presents: "Necessity of Mechanistic Computational Modeling in Understanding Cytomegalovirus Replication"


Presenter Details

Scott Terhune, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Medical College of Wisconsin

The Terhune lab research focuses on determining the molecular functions of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) proteins during infection and disease. HCMV is a member of the beta-herpesvirus family of viruses which includes HHV-6 and 7. Infection occurs upon exposure to virus-containing body fluids, is life-long and generally asymptomatic in healthy children and adults. However, during pregnancy, HCMV infection may result in congenital birth defects including hearing loss and neurological damage. In immunologically immature or compromised children and adults, infection often results in life threatening diseases. And, increasing evidence suggestions that persistent life-long HCMV infection is associated with numerous chronic diseases including atherosclerosis, immuno-senescence, cancer and possibly Alzheimer’s Disease.  Read more


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