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OVERVIEW

We explore how viral infection reshapes the gene expression landscape of mammalian cells.  This encompasses viral repurposing and altering of cellular gene regulation machinery to promote virus replication, as well as cellular responses to viral invasion.  We study these events using gammaherpesviruses such as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, which is a major cause of AIDS-associated cancers. Our studies are revealing how virus-host interactions can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences on gene expression, and provide insight into both virus and host biology.

PUBLICATIONS & PREPRINTS

Check out our most up to date work—we deposit our manuscripts on the open access bioRxiv preprint server at the time of peer-reviewed journal submission.

GLAUNSINGER LAB FEATURED IN BREAKTHROUGHS MAGAZINE

Photo credit: Elene Zhukova
Molecular Mimicry: uncovering how viruses interact with—and steal from—their hosts By Nate Seltenrich | Photography by Elena Zhukova | Illustrations by Deb Sklut | Fall 2019

BRITT RECEIVES 2018 UC BERKELEY GRADUATE MENTOR AWARD

2018 faculty mentor award speech
UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students. The 2018 recipients were Britt Glaunsinger (PMB), Marla Feller (Neuroscience), and Carolina Reid (City & Regional Planning).

COME VISIT US...

Li Ka Shing Building photo
Our lab is located in the UC Berkeley Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical Sciences, on a floor dedicated to infectious disease research.
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