Last week in Nature Communications, Bohn-Wippert et al., provide the first understanding of how the HIV virus is capable of regulating the migration of its own host cell. Computation and experiments show high promoter similarity between virus and host, co-regulation, co-expression, and coupled reactivation of latent HIV with host cell migration. The findings reveal an additional layer of viral-host interactomes within promoter sequences, well before mRNA and protein interactions occur.
Professor Emad Tajkhorshid received the J. Woodland Hastings Endowed Chair in Biochemistry on April 19 at an investiture ceremony at the Beckman Institute. Congratulations, Emad!
BIOP Professor Hong Jin has been named a Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professor Scholar for her outstanding research and teaching.