The Crawford lab explores how viruses manipulate the human immune system.
Current projects focus on how HCMV (human cytomegalovirus) and HHV-6 (both common human herpesviruses) infect and control hematopoietic stem cells.
New projects look at fundamental stem cell functions (quiescence, self-renewal, and differentiation) using viruses as tools to 'reverse-engineer' cell biology.
We ask fundamental questions about:
Using tools and techniques from:
stem cell biology
For more about our research, our funding sources, or recent publications please see the relevant pages.