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Deborah Spector, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Distinguished Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Studies

Contact Information

Office: 858-822-4003
Fax: 858-534-4584

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a herpesvirus, is the leading viral cause of birth defects and poses a serious health threat to immunocompromised individuals. The long term goal of our work is to determine at the molecular level how the interplay of viral and host functions relates to the in vivo pathogenesis, and to use this information to develop effective strategies for treatment and prevention of disease.


Research Focus Areas:

Cell Division and Cell Cycle Control  |  Gene Expression and Regulation


Dr. Spector's Publications (PubMed)