ABOUT THE LAB
The Gehrke lab studies RNA viruses to understand how they infect cells, alter gene expression, and subvert immune responses to cause pathogenesis. The research group spans MIT (Institute for Medical Engineering and Science) and Harvard Medical School (Department of Microbiology). In collaboration with labs at the Whitehead Institute, we use stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells to ask questions about how closely related flaviviruses individually infect different cells and cause distinct diseases. We are also continuing work to develop inexpensive rapid diagnostic devices for emerging viral infections.
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