Virology, Cell Biology
• Molecular mechanism of integration of retroelement (HIV-1, HBV, and LINE-1) genomes into human genome and their epigenetic regulation in the human genome.
• Role of RNA helicases, RNA granules (P-body and stress granules) and nuclear bodies in HIV-1, HBV, and LINE-1 life cycle.
• Role of DNA damage sensors/repair machinery in HIV-1, HBV, and LINE-1 life cycle.
• Identification and characterization of novel host factor(s) involved in HIV-1 life cycle.