Eric Verdin, MD

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
+1 415 734-4808
Research Overview: 

Our laboratory focuses on the biology of HIV with a particular emphasis on its transcriptional regulation and the role of chromatin. We are currently focusing on understanding the mechanism of HIV latency, which is mediated by the transcriptional inactivation of the HIV promoter. We also study how HIV proteins modify differentiated functions of immune cells during the infection process.

A second focus of the lab is the role of HDAC7, a histone deacetylase, in lymphocyte development. HDAC7 is highly expressed in double positive (CD4 and CD8) developing T cells.  We found that HDAC7 regulates the expression of a cassette of genes that play a critical role in the process of positive and negative selection. We are currently studying a thymus-specific HDAC7 knockout mouse.

A third focus of the lab is the role of acetylation in mitochondrial functions. We study a protein deacetylase, called SIRT3, and its role in metabolic control and aging.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
HIV Pathogenesis and lymphocyte biology

Websites

Publications: 

Viral gene drive in herpesviruses.

Nature communications

Walter M, Verdin E

Clinical Evidence for Targeting NAD Therapeutically.

Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland)

Radenkovic D, Verdin E

Sialyl-LewisX Glycoantigen Is Enriched on Cells with Persistent HIV Transcription during Therapy.

Cell reports

Colomb F, Giron LB, Kuri-Cervantes L, Adeniji OS, Ma T, Dweep H, Battivelli E, Verdin E, Palmer CS, Tateno H, Kossenkov AV, Roan NR, Betts MR, Abdel-Mohsen M

Investigating Ketone Bodies as Immunometabolic Countermeasures against Respiratory Viral Infections.

Med (New York, N.Y.)

Stubbs BJ, Koutnik AP, Goldberg EL, Upadhyay V, Turnbaugh PJ, Verdin E, Newman JC

Sequence Similarities between Viroids and Human MicroRNAs.

Intervirology

Bengone-Abogourin JG, Chelkha N, Verdin E, Colson P