K. Yeon Choi, Ph.D.
B.S. Microbiology, Texas A&M University (1990)
Ph.D. Immunology, University of California, Davis (1997)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a Betaherpesvirus found in significant proportion of the population and the infection is asymptomatic in immunocompetent individuals. However, HCMV infection can lead to detrimental consequences in immune suppressed organ transplant recipients, AIDS patients, and the developing fetus in utero when a woman becomes infected during pregnancy.