Emily V. Stevenson

B.S., Medical Technology, 2008, Louisiana Tech University

Research: Hematogenous dissemination of human cytomegalovirus in infected monocytes is essential for life-long viral persistence.  The strategy human cytomegalovirus uses to promote spread from the blood in infected monocytes links viral persistence to viral-mediated disease.  The focus of my research is to investigate the early mechanisms employed by the virus to trigger the biological changes in target monocytes that promote viral spread.

Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P30-GM110703).