RESEARCH

THE HUMAN MICROBIOME

HIV PATHOGENESIS

DNA INTEGRATION IN HUMAN GENE THERAPY

ABOUT US

Our goal is to carry out research on interactions between humans and their microbes that has the maximum positive effect on human welfare.  Often this involves development and implementation of new technology for basic research and biotechnology.  One research focus involves studies of the human microbiome, the gigantic community of microbes that live associated with every human.  The human microbiome has been reported to influence health and most human diseases, offering numerous opportunities for engineering to improve human health.  Another area of research centers on HIV, including development of new methods and implementing novel high-throughput methods for understanding replication and devising therapeutics.  A third related area involves methods development for understanding and improving methods for human gene therapy. We offer sequencing and integration site analysis on a fee-for-service basis through our Viral/ Molecular High Density Sequencing Core.

The Bushman laboratory has an opening for a bioinformatician A/B: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/PSOM/job/Med-JPM-Microbiology/Bioinformatician-A-B--Microbiology---Hybrid-Eligible-_JR00056118-1

Last week we lost Neal Nathanson, a terrific role model and scientific leader. Neal served as Chair of Microbiology and a Vice Dean at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research. A more on his remarkable life is here:
https://micro.med.upenn.edu/nathanson/

Maybe chewing gum is the key to battling respiratory viruses?? Check out the new paper from Daniell et al.:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961222003118?via%3Dihub

Nice work by Kevin Mears on his poster at #Anaerobe2022. Great conference all around.

Congratulations to @BrianLitt2 (@PennNeurology) & Hongjun Song (@UPenn_SongMing/ @PennMINS), recipients of the 2022 @NINDSnews Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship in recognition of their dedication to mentorship & training in neuroscience research!🎉 https://bit.ly/3J6LJfW

How a new chewing gum could 'trap' COVID-19, reduce spread: study https://nypost.com/2022/07/27/how-a-new-chewing-gum-could-trap-covid-19-reduce-spread-study/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons via @nypost

Christie's just sold NFT art based on the Weissman/Kariko modified mRNA technology for $226,800. Proceeds to benefit biomedical research. Congrats to all involved!
https://nftevening.com/mrna-vaccine-fighting-covid-sold-as-an-nft-for-226800/

Anelloviruses and Redondoviruses are widespread commensals in humans. Check out the intriguing new review article by Louis Taylor and Emma Keeler.
https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1fRuP6hO9tU7J2

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