About us

The Harris Lab uses a large repertoire of model systems and experimental approaches to understand how DNA mutating enzymes (APOBECs) provide immunity against viral infections, yet in many cases also contribute to tumor evolution through genomic DNA mutagenesis. Another goal of the Harris Lab is to translate these fundamental scientific discoveries into novel therapeutics against viruses and cancer.

Recent News

July 27, 2017
Congratulations to PhD student Brett Anderson who just successfully defended his thesis titled, "APOBEC3 Transcriptional Regulation and HIV-1 Restriction in T Lymphocytes."

July 6, 2017
Congratulations to PhD student Gabriel Starrett who just successfully defended his thesis titled, "Converging functions of APOBEC enzymes in viral infections and cancer."

March 29, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Reuben Harris for being named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor for the University of Minnesota!

December 1, 2016
Gabriel Starrett wins the 2017 UMN MICaB Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Congratulations Gabe!

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