New Positions in the Heaton Lab!

We have open positions for a lab research analyst, a research technician, and a post-doctoral fellow who are interested in defining the mechanisms of how influenza viruses cause disease.  Check out the position descriptions at the links below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-LAB-RESEARCH-ANALYST-I-NC-27710/589350400/

https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-RESEARCH-TECHNICIAN-II-NC-27710/589346600/

https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-POSTDOCTORAL-ASSOCIATE-NC-27710/596607900/

Ben’s Paper on DNA Repair During Influenza Virus Infection is Published!

Our newest paper is now online!  In this collaborative work with the Cherry lab, we show that DNA mismatch repair is critical for club cells in the lung to be able to survive direct influenza A virus infection.  Check it out at this link!

And here’s some press about the paper:

https://today.duke.edu/2019/07/lung-cell-patches-its-own-dna-fly-survive-influenza

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/du-lcp072919.php

https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/sante/ces-cellules-qui-resistent-face-au-virus-de-la-grippe_136087