Lab Members: Jessica Lawler

Graduate Student
Adivsor: Dr. Don Coen

Building C2-130
240 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
617-432-3839 (lab)


Jessica gained a strong interest in virology during high school in Flower Mound, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, during her AP Biology class. She then went on to earn a BS in both Biochemistry and Genetics from Texas A&M University, where she studied mechanisms of cell lysis triggered by bacteriophage infection under Dr. Ry Young. During the summer of her junior year, she took part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at UT Southwestern, where she spent time sequencing and comparing phenotypic differences of clinical strains of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with Dr. Jeffrey Kahn. Jessica currently works as a graduate student under Dr. Don Coen in collaboration with the Hogle lab and studies protein-protein interactions between HCMV replication proteins UL44 and UL84 and the host protein nucleolin, all of which are components of the viral replication compartment.

Last updated 14 October 2014