Gehrke Bio

Dr. Gehrke received his Ph.D. from the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Genetics at Case Western Reserve University, and did postdoctoral training in the Biology Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His faculty career has been in the combined Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he is currently the Hermann von Helmholtz Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT, as well as Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School. Gehrke's research centers on understanding the structure and function of RNA-protein complexes formed during virus infections. His laboratory works on dengue fever virus and hepatitis C virus, with a current focus on understanding RNA sequences and structures that activate or repress innate immune signaling. Gehrke is a senior scholar of the Ellison Medical Foundation and is the resident director of Quincy House, one of Harvard University's twelve undergraduate living groups. 

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