Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Derek Walsh Lab

Our Lab

Research in our laboratory focuses on two aspects of DNA virus biology: 1) The role of the host translation system during infection by poxviruses. 2) Microtubule regulation and function during herpes simplex virus infection.

Selected Publications

Malikov V, da Silva ES, Jovasevic V, Bennett G, de Souza Aranha Vieira DA, Schulte B, Diaz-Griffero F, Walsh D, Naghavi MH  HIV-1 capsids bind and exploit the kinesin-1 adaptor FEZ1 for inward movement to the nucleus.  Nat Commun PubMed:25818806

Walsh D, Mohr I  Coupling 40S ribosome recruitment to modification of a cap-binding initiation factor by eIF3 subunit e.  Genes Dev PubMed:24736843

Sabo Y, Walsh D, Barry DS, Tinaztepe S, de Los Santos K, Goff SP, Gundersen GG, Naghavi MH  HIV-1 induces the formation of stable microtubules to enhance early infection.  Cell Host Microbe PubMed:24237699

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Derek Walsh, PhD

Derek Walsh, PhD
Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology

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