Welcome to the Towers Lab





We aim to understand the molecular details of host virus interactions, to develop novel therapeutic approaches for viral infection and to use viruses to help us understand mammalian cell biology and evolution. For a lay summery of our work, visit the BRC review of Jane's work published in Nature: 'Discovery of HIV 'invisibility cloak' reveals new treatment opportunities'


                                         


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Grants

Dr Jane Rasaiyaah has been awarded a grant by amfAR in their latest round of cure-focused research funding. Her work, in collaboration with Dr Leo James of Cambridge University, focuses on disrupting the ability of HIV to use a cellular protein to hide from the innate immune system by drugging and effectively uncloaking it.


Presentations

Greg and Paul Bieniasz at the poster session

The lab went to Cold Spring Harbor. Greg and Jane gave talks at the Retrovirology conference.



Greg presented at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections at Croi. His talk entitled  'HIV-1 Evades Innate Immune Recognition Through Specific Co-Factor Recruitment' is available as a podcast.








We are funded by Senior Biomedical Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust No 090940 to Professor Greg Towers and also by: a European Research Council Advanced Award, a Medical Research Council confidence in concept award, a UCL Business proof of concept award, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre and the UCL MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology.


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