Research

Lab Projects

Research in the D'Orso lab focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation and defining how these normal programs become deregulated during viral infections and disease states. Another aspect is on the host-pathogen interaction between viruses and human cells at the molecular level, with particular emphasis on signaling and gene expression regulation. By understanding how viruses utilize host resources for their propagation, we hope to understand basic physiological processes as well as pathways that can be targeted for therapies.

Research in the D'Orso lab focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation