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Melissa Kane, PhD

Principal Investigator

Melissa is originally from the foothills of the Colorado Rockies and still loves her hometown sports teams. She only uses yellow lab tape.

BS - Animal Science - Cornell university

PHD - Microbiology - University of Chicago - Laboratory of Dr. Tatyana Golovkina

Postdoc - Rockefeller University/Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center - Laboratory of Dr. Paul Bieniasz

@cornymel

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Retroviruses

BAltimore Classification Group VI

Retroviruses were originally known as “RNA tumor viruses”, they are ~500 million years old.

ALV - Vilhelm Ellermann and Oluf Bang - university of Copenhagen - 1908

RSV - Peyton Rous - Rockefeller university - 1911

MMTV - John Bittner - Jackson memorial laboratory - 1936