Virology: Current Research

ISSN: 2736-657X

Open Access

Jay A Nelson

Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

The long-term goal of Dr. Nelson’s research is to understand the molecular basis of disease mediated by pathogenic human viruses. A major focus in the laboratory has been the identification of mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is a ubiquitous opportunistic infection that is usually asymptomatic following infection in the host. However, in immunocompromised individuals, CMV can cause significant disease.

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