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Whiteley, Aaron Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Pathogens subvert and manipulate the host immune system to cause disease. Whether that pathogen is a phage, a eukaryotic virus, or a bacterium that infects humans, immune systems represent a barrier to spreading and replicating. Our lab is interested in fundamental aspects of immune signaling and pathogenesis. The ultimate goal of our work is to better understand infectious diseases to enable development better therapeutics.


  • cGAS-STING, innate immunity, phage biology


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courses taught

  • BCHM 5771 - Advanced General Biochemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Lect. In-depth analysis of DNA structure and replication, RNA synthesis and processing, protein synthesis, enzyme function and mechanism, protein structure, protein dynamics, and physical chemistry of macromolecules. Intended as a comprehensive treatment of areas central to modern biochemistry for entering graduate students. Formerly CHEM 5771.
  • BCHM 5776 - Scientific Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Lect. Advanced discussion of topics in scientific ethics, including requirements for responsible conduct of research, case histories of fraud, research misconduct, ethical misconduct and development of professional values and ethical standards. Same as MCDB 5776.
  • BCHM 6901 - Research in Biochemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.


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