Keith Jerome

Graduate Students

Keith Jerome

Research Interests

  • Clinically important persistent and latent viral infections
  • Curative therapies for latent viral infections

Clinical Expertise

  • Real-time PCR
  • Automation of nucleic acid extraction
  • Diagnosis of disease caused by herpesviruses, enterovirus, JC and BK viruses, parvovirus B19, and hepatitis viruses

Current Projects

  • Novel proteins (homing endonucleases) as potential treatments for latent and persistent viral infections
  • Pathogen-host interaction during chronic viral infections, especially mechanisms for evasion of cell-mediated immunity
  • Diagnostics for viruses posing the greatest threat to human health
  • Dendritic Cell-Based Delivery for Genetic Therapy of Latent HIV Infection
  • Hepatitis B Research Network Central Lab