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The Mansky Lab

Welcome to the Mansky Lab! Our laboratory studies the cell and molecular biology of human retroviruses: human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1, the cause of AIDS)and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1, the cause of an adult T-cell leukemia). Our research has a particular focus on human retrovirus genetic variation, evolution, population genetics, molecular pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and paleovirology as well as biophysical virology and virus assembly. We ultimately seek to apply these concepts towards  the identification of novel drug targets for drug discovery.

The Mansky Lab in the News

Current Mansky Lab Members

Recent Alumni

The Mansky Lab - Former Lab Members and Pictures

Mansky lab members (December, 2013): Colleen Holtz, Luke Erber (rotation student), Jose Maldonado, Jessica Martin, Lauren Beach, Rebecca Breuer (rotation student), Beth Adamowicz (rotation student), Jonathan Rawson, Willie Greggs. Missing: John Eichorst, Louis Mansky


Featured News & Events

'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.

The 2014 IMV Symposium will be held on May 12, 2014 and Mark Denison (Vanderbilt) and Bert Semler (UC-Irvine) will be the Keynote Speakers. Click on the link below to register and submit abstracts.

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