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Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Rice Lab

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
Rice Lab - Molecular Virology & Microbiology
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Current Lab Members

  • Andrew P. Rice, Ph.D.Andrew P. Rice, Ph.D. E-mail:
    Nancy Chang Professor
    I obtained a B.A. degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. degree in Biology from Brandeis University. I did postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge, England and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratory, London. I was a staff scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories before coming to Baylor College of Medicine in 1990. I have been involved in studies of viral gene expression as a graduate student to the present time
  • Sona Budhiraja, M.S.
    Sona Budhiraja, M.S.
    Research Assistant
  • Karen Chiang
    Karen Chiang
    Predoctoral Fellow
  • No image availableHart Russell Donahue B.S. E-mail:
    Research Technician
  • Lisa Golebiewski
    Lisa Golebiewski
    Research Assistant
  • Hongbing Liu Hongbing Liu, M.D.
    Research Associate
    I received my M.D. from Shanghai Medical University, P. R. China and my Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, P. R. China. Since joining the lab in 1998, I have studied regulation of the promoters for human cyclin T1, the Cdk9 42k and 55k isoforms, and DC-SIGN. Now I am focusing on mechanisms of HIV gene regulation in lymphocytes.
  • Rajesh (Raj) Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.Rajesh (Raj) Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Associate
    I obtained a M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from University of Bombay in India. Then I worked at Franco-Indian Pharmaceuticals and Rhone-Poulenc (I) Ltd in Bombay. I received my Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from University of Arizona in 2005. My dissertation was on molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 infection in cord blood mononuclear cells and mechanisms of HIV-1 perinatal transmission. I am currently working on the role of cyclins T1, T2, and 7SK snRNA in gene regulation and HIV-1 infection.
  • No image availableManish Kumar E-mail:
    Postdoctoral Associate