Adam Oberstein awarded NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship
Adam Oberstein, a postdoctoral fellow in Shenk Lab was awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Cell Surface Proteome of Monocytes Latently Infected with Human Cytomegalovirus”. The goal of this research is to determine the cell surface proteome of monocytes latently infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). These studies will identify cellular proteins modulated during HCMV latency and reactivation, and test their ability to modulate latency in vitro. Since latent HCMV is frequently reactivated in transplant and other immunocompromised individuals, this work may be of therapeutic value in controlling HCMV-related disease in the near future.