Gary Lindquester’s Research on Herpesviruses Receives Additional Support
Publication Date: 6/26/2007
In the spring of 2006, Dr. Gary Lindquester, professor of biology, received a three-year NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award for his research regarding the protein known as interleukin 10 (IL-10). The protein is produced by the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) which is member of the herpesvirus family. Lindquester is studying the effects of the EBV IL-10 gene on infection, latency, and pathogenesis in a mouse animal model.
Recently, Lindquester was notified the grant is receiving a supplement of over $19,000 under the program for Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. The supplement will allow Joiceann Compton, a rising Rhodes sophomore, to work in Lindquester’s lab on the project through 2009.