UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Amy Adamson

Dr. Amy Adamson has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Inhibition of mTOR alters Epstein-Barr virus lytic replication.” The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpesvirus that infects a large majority of the world’s population. “EBV is implicated in a wide range of diseases, including infectious mononucleosis, several types of cancers, and multiple sclerosis. Therefore it is important to identify means to inhibit viral replication, especially for those at risk of EBV-related malignancies, such as immunocompromised patients and transplant recipients. Here we propose to investigate the inhibition of EBV lytic replication imposed by the inhibition of mTOR,” the abstract states, in part.