Atlanta Metropolitan State College



Courses Taught:
Principles of Biology I Genetics Cell Biology Plant Biology General Biology I Molecular Biology

Research Area(s):

Epigenetic Modifications Induced by Viral Infections

Research Description:

Dr, Flowe's research involves determining mechanisms that Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus (KSHV; also known as HHV-8) uses to maintain persistent infection in host cells. Epigenetic changes in both the host cells and viral genome will shed light on the control of gene expression during infection. Studies involve: 1) defining the mechanisms of epigenomic deregulation/modulation of immune responses against KSHV, 2) defining the mechanisms by which changes in host and KSHV gene expression through functionally relevant epigenomic modifications attenuate or inhibit oral KSHV pathogenicity and decrease infection, and 3) defining the mechanisms by which drugs and !therapies affect host and KSHV pigenomic modifications.

Sathish N, Yuan Y J. Viron. 2011;8510934-10944

Candice Flowe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Molecular Genetics
B.S., Hampton University (Biology)
Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University (Molecular Biology)

Division of Science, Math, and Health Professions Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 678-623-1256
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