Nathan Sherer

Program / Dept 1
Molecular Cell Pharmacology
Program / Dept 2
Oncology
Short Research Description

The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV-1 currently infects more than 35 million people worldwide, resulting in more than 1.5 million deaths per year. We are using live cell imaging strategies and biochemical approaches to understand how the HIV-1 enters and exits cells, with the long-term goal of informing the development of novel pharmacological approaches that will reduce or abolish HIV-1's ability to spread infection.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology Doctoral Training Program
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Undergrad Major:
Biology
Grad Major:
Microbiology
Significance:
HIV/AIDS, cancer viruses, targets for antiviral strategies