Stacy M. Horner
Stacy M. Horner

Stacy M. Horner

Associate Professor in Integrative Immunobiology

Overview

Studying the RNA biology, cell biology, and immunology of RNA virus infection

Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate RNA virus-host interactions. We focus primarily on viruses in the Flaviviridae family of viruses, including dengue virus (DENV), Zika virus (ZIKV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Our research is focused on defining (1) how these viruses replicate, (2) the mechanisms that regulate antiviral innate immunity to these viruses, and (3) RNA regulatory controls to both of these processes. Our lab has pioneered approaches to how the RNA modification m6A regulates viral infection, antiviral innate immunity and the host response to virus infection. Our long-term goal is to discover the necessary mechanistic and functional information to guide future development of new strategies for virus treatment and prevention.

Lab Website

Positions

Associate Professor in Integrative Immunobiology in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Cell Biology in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine

2021 School of Medicine

Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society in the University Initiatives & Academic Support Units

2018 University Initiatives & Academic Support Units

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2014 School of Medicine

Education

Ph.D. 2007

2007 Yale University

Publications, Grants & Awards

Offices & Contact

213 Research Drive
Durham, NC
27710