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Lee FortunatoProfessor Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Fortunato works on host-pathogen interactions of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). HCMV is a leading cause of birth defects of the central nervous system. Dr. Fortunato’s lab aims to decipher the mechanism behind the induction of these defects by focusing on the interactions of the virus with both the cellular DNA and the cell’s machinery to repair DNA damage in clinically relevant cells of neural lineage.