Jaisri Lingappa, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Global Health
Adjunct Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & 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