The DTVS studies mechanisms and strategies of HPV replication.
Alison McBride, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)
Chief, DNA Tumor Virus Section
B.Sc., University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Ph.D., Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Imperial College, UK
Dr. McBride received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Imperial College, England, studying Epstein-Barr virus. She began working on human and other papillomaviruses as a postdoctoral fellow in the National Cancer Institute and joined NIAID in 1994. She became a senior investigator in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases in 2000, and a section chief in 2001.
Dan Chen, B.S. (She/Her/Hers)
Bachelor of Preventive Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China
Languages Spoken: Mandarin
Dan studies the establishment and partitioning of HPV genomes in human keratinocytes. She has expertise in keratinocyte culture, DNA replication analysis and in situ imaging technologies.
Ashley N. Della Fera, B.S. (She/Her/Hers)
Ph.D. Candidate and Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Maryland
B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Ashley is investigating the role of viral chromatin assembly and PML-Nuclear bodies in HPV infection. She is interested in the intersection of nucleosome assembly pathways and intrinsic/innate immunity and studies this using in situ imaging techniques, immunoblotting, qPCR, and next-generation sequencing techniques.
Jasmin L. Perkins, B.S. (She/Her/Hers)
B.S., Biology, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
Jasmin is generating mutant and recombinant HPV genomes that will help elucidate key processes in the HPV infectious cycle. She is very interested in molecular genetics and has recently developed an interest in pediatric and pre/post-natal genetic counseling.
Alix Warburton, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)
Ph.D., Molecular & Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.
MRes, Biomedical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.
B.Sc. (Hons), Human Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.
Alix investigates the mechanisms of HPV genome integration and the role of integration in oncogenic progression of HPV-associated cancers. This involves analysis of the epigenetic landscape of HPV infected cells by Next-Generation Sequencing and confocal microscopy techniques.
Former Research Group Members
Sam Porter, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow, University of Michigan
Tami Coursey, Ph.D. Scientist, Zymo Research
Simran Khurana, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, NCI