Brandon Burch

brandon2.jpgDr. Burch received a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MS in Biology (Cell Biology Concentration) from East Carolina University, and a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  As a master’s student, he studied photosynthetic biochemistry under the direction of Dr. Cindy Putnam-Evans.  As a doctoral student, he joined the lab of Dr. William F. Marzluff, where he focused on the discovery and characterization of novel histone pre-messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) processing factors.  Currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Margolis Lab, his research interests include HIV-1 latency, early events in the lifecycle of HIV-1 mRNAs, and regulation of HIV-1 proviral expression by noncoding RNAs.