When it was established in 1981, the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology (LMM) investigated the structure, function, and regulation of a diverse group of microorganisms including RNA and DNA viruses, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and mycoplasmas. Currently, the main focus of LMM scientists is murine (e.g., murine leukemia virus) and primate retroviruses (e.g., HIV, simmune immunodeficiency virus, and human T-lymphotropic virus), with the principal area of research activity involving HIV-1. Fundamental investigations of viral gene regulation, protein structure and function, and particle assembly are integrated with studies of the determinants of immunologic protection against HIV and viral pathogenesis.
Jason M. Brenchley, Ph.D.
Alicia Buckler-White, Ph.D.
Vanessa M. Hirsch. D.V.M., D.Sc.
Klaus Strebel, Ph.D.
Christine A. Kozak, Ph.D.
Fadila Bouamr, Ph.D.
Malcolm A. Martin, M.D.
Last Updated September 13, 2013