Reactivation of Latent Cytomegalovirus After Burn Injury in Both Patients and a Murine Model

 

Trainee:

Crystal "CJ" Neely

Neely

Research Mentor:

Dr. Bruce Cairns, MD

Cairnes

Co-Mentor;

Dr. Robert Maile, PhD

Maile
Project Description:


Crystal studies the immune mechanisms which lead to reactivation of Cytomegalovirus in burn patients. She is developing and testing her hypotheses by following patients in the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. She is also developing mouse model to allow experimental manipulations.