Dr. Bergelson's research focuses on the interaction of viruses with their cellular receptors. His lab identified receptors for echoviruses, coxsackieviruses, and adenoviruses, and studied their structure, physiologic function, and role in virus infection and pathogenesis in animals.
He is particularly interested in the cell biology of virus entry into cells, and receptor-induced signals required for specific events in the entry process.
Dr. Fisher's research focuses on infections in children with immunocompromising conditions. He is particularly interested in infections in children with cancer and serves as the chair of the Infectious Disease Domain within the Children’s Oncology Group.
Adenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.