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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Michael Rist

PhD Student in Immunology
michael rist

Michael Rist

PhD Student in Immunology

Education: 
BA, Biochemistry, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Research synopsis: 

Our lab has demonstrated that defective HIV-1 proviruses can persist in clonal populations of T- lymphocytes and that proviral integration within genes involved in lymphocyte proliferation may be driving clonal expansion of the infected cell. Since Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a leading cause of death in AIDS patients, I am investigating how HIV-1 infection of B cells could result in oncogenesis due to proviral integration within genes associated with cellular proliferation.

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