Welcome to the Emerman Lab

The Emerman Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in the division of Human Biology studies host-cell interactions of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and related viruses. We wish to understand the molecular and evolutionary basis of virus replication and pathogenesis.

Research Focus

We study the evolution and function of host antiviral genes in order to determine how HIV adapted to humans, and how ancient viral infections influenced the susceptibility or resistance of humans to modern lentiviruses.

More information about our current projects can be found on our Research Projects page.