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: 

Characterising proteolysis during SARS-CoV-2 infection identifies viral cleavage sites and cellular targets with therapeutic potential.

Nature communications

Meyer B, Chiaravalli J, Gellenoncourt S, Brownridge P, Bryne DP, Daly LA, Grauslys A, Walter M, Agou F, Chakrabarti LA, Craik CS, Eyers CE, Eyers PA, Gambin Y, Jones AR, Sierecki E, Verdin E, Vignuzzi M, Emmott E

The Effect of JAK1/2 Inhibitors on HIV Reservoir Using Primary Lymphoid Cell Model of HIV Latency.

Frontiers in immunology

de Armas LR, Gavegnano C, Pallikkuth S, Rinaldi S, Pan L, Battivelli E, Verdin E, Younis RT, Pahwa R, Williams SL, Schinazi RF, Pahwa S

Metabolic Rewiring by Loss of Sirt5 Promotes Kras-induced Pancreatic Cancer Progression.

Gastroenterology

Hu T, Shukla SK, Vernucci E, He C, Wang D, King RJ, Jha K, Siddhanta K, Mullen NJ, Attri KS, Murthy D, Chaika NV, Thakur R, Mulder SE, Pacheco CG, Fu X, High RR, Yu F, Lazenby A, Steegborn C, Lan P, Mehla K, Rotili D, Chaudhary S, Valente S, Tafani M, Mai A, Auwerx J, Verdin E, Tuveson D, Singh PK