Mansky Lab

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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.