Julia LeCher, PhD
Laboratory of Biochemical and Pharmacology (LOBP)
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine | Emory University
My research interests are in novel therapeutic stratagems for the study and treatment of human disease with a primary focus on zoonotic and emergent viral agents as well as the design and development of unique 3D cell/tissue culture platforms for their studies. I also have significant experience and interest in the molecular underpinnings of viral infections and resultant sequalae through studies of viral appropriation of host immune signaling pathways to untangle complex signaling pathways and identify critical points of dysregulation. As a virologist, I specialize in notable human pathogens with epidemic/pandemic potential including high-risk group BSL-2 and 3 level pathogens (yellow fever virus, dengue fever, SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox).