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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Karen Chiang

Karen Chiang

Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology


Education: B.A., Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Year: Sixth-Year Graduate Student

Basic Science Mentor: Andrew P. Rice, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Clinical Science Mentor: Roberto C. Arduino, M.D.
Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, UTH

Awards and Honors

  • Professor John J. Trentin Scholarship Award


  • Liu H, Herrmann CH, Chiang K, Sung TL, Moon SH, Donehower LA, Rice AP. 55K isoform of CDK9 associates with Ku70 and is involved in DNA repair. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2010. Epub ahead of print.
  • Seeborg F, Li D, Chiang K, Thompson B, Paul ME. The clinical effectiveness of influenza vaccination in HIV-infected children. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology 2009 Annual Meeting. 2009. Poster presentation.
  • Yu W, Ramakrishnan R, Wang Y, Chiang K, Sung TS, Rice AP. Cyclin T1-dependent genes in activated CD4+ T cells and macrophage cell lines appear enriched in HIV-1 co-factors. PLoS ONE. 2008. 3(9):e3146.

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