Research/Areas of Interest:

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.


BA, Biochemistry, Wheaton College, Norton, MA