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

December 13, 2018
Check out the recent News and Views by Malim and Pollpeter that accompanies the Cheng et al. article in Nature Microbiology.

November 13, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Salamango for his publication titled, "APOBEC3H Subcellular Localization Determinants Define Zipcode for Targeting HIV-1 for Restriction" in Mol Cell Biol.

November 12, 2018
Congratulations to graduate student, Adam Cheng, for publishing a manuscript in Nature Microbiology, titled "Epstein–Barr virus BORF2 inhibits cellular APOBEC3B to preserve viral genome integrity".

Check out these news features on KARE 11 and UMN CBS on our recent EBV publication!

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