Combinatorial approaches to reactivate latent HIV

Dr. Cary is a post-doctoral fellow in Matija Peterlin’s laboratory at the UCSF Parnassus campus, who joined the lab soon after obtaining her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Boston University. Dr. Cary’s research interests are in cellular mechanisms that regulate HIV transcription, HIV latency, and inflammation. She has published work using the Chinese Traditional Medicinal herb, kansui, which reactivates latent HIV similar to purified compounds. Dr. Cary’s current research focuses on the discovery of other potential latency reactivating compounds, and understanding resting T cell biology and the role it plays in HIV latency.