Jaisri Lingappa, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Global Health
Adjunct Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Professor
Department of Microbiology

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Lingappa is well known for her studies demonstrating that host enzymes are co-opted by viruses for the purpose of facilitating capsid assembly. In 2002, her lab reported in the journal Nature that a cellular ATPase, ABCE1, plays a critical role in assembly of the HIV-1 viral capsid. More recently, her group demonstrated that the cellular factor DDX6, an RNA helicase, is critical for HIV-1 capsid assembly.

Education & Training: 
MD
University of Massachusetts
Boston MA
PhD
Harvard University
Cambridge MA
Honors: 
Joe McKee International Red Ribbon Award
2012