Lentiviral infection: intracellular immunity and viral evasion [ 2012 - 2018 ]

Also known as: Proteins involved in HIV infection and host defense

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr David Jacques (Principal investigator)

Brief description I am a biochemist focused on answering the question: why is it that humans are susceptible to HIV infection, while certain monkeys are resistant? It is known that these monkeys have evolved proteins which can target and destroy the virus, but the equivalent human proteins don’t work against HIV. I intend to compare the monkey and human proteins to understand how the monkeys destroy the virus and why the human protein is defective. These studies will inform the next generation of HIV treatment.

Funding Amount $AUD 389,645.32

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes CJ Martin Biomedical ECF

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