Postdoctoral Scientist

Email Address

Laboratory


Dr. Maciej Nogalski


mnogal@lsuhsc.edu


Yurochko

A hallmark of HCMV disease is a multiple organ system involvement that stems from the widespread dissemination of the virus within the infected host. Therefore, a critical feature of infection is the hematogenous dissemination of the virus. Our studies have identified that HCMV infects monocytes and induces their extravasation and differentiation into productively infected macrophages. We are currently investigating the HCMV-induced molecular changes in monocytes to better understand how these cells are involved in viral spread and disease.

Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103433-10)