Dr. Weitzman's research program aims to understand host responses to virus infection, and the cellular environment encountered and manipulated by viruses. He studies multiple viruses in an integrated experimental approach that combines biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology.
Dr. Green’s long-term goal is to elucidate the sources of DNA damage in childhood leukemia in order to develop better therapies and ultimately improve outcomes. She specifically studies the intersection of immune responses to viral infection and genome instability, working closely with virologists, oncologists, and geneticists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn, and nationwide.
Dr. Emanuel investigates diseases caused by abnormalities of human chromosome 22. These include the most common microdeletion syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and the most common recurrent constitutional translocation in humans, the t(11;22). Her efforts include discerning the mechanisms involved in generating the deletion and translocation as well as looking for modifiers of the phenotype in individuals with the deletion syndrome.