Abin did his final year pathology research project with us working on an Evelyn Trust-funded project to understand the cellular consequences of targeting anti-HIV protein SAMHD1 therapeutically. He garnered preliminary data showing that SAMHD1 modulation can have consequences for mitochondria. Abin went on to continue his clinical training.
Marcus did his final year pathology research project with us working on the potential effect of human herpesvirus 6 on mitochondria and autophagy. He found that HHV-6 upregulates mitochondrial DNA copy number two-fold during lytic infection and his work was presented at the Department of Medicine Research day and the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018. Marcus has gone on to a research assistant position at the University of Southampton.