Samantha K. Murphy
B.S., Biological Sciences, 2013, LSU Shreveport
M.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2015, LSU Shreveport
Research: Rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in young children and infants worldwide. The virus inhibits the innate immune response by preventing the host from producing interferon. The goal of my project is to understand how the viral nonstructural protein NSP1 inhibits the interferon response by inducing degradation of host proteins.