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Ian J. Mohr

Ian J. Mohr, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology

translational control of gene expression in virus infected cells, cancer, genome integrity, immunology, microbiology, RNA biology

My laboratory utilizes virus infection models to investigate how gene expression is regulated post-transcriptionally by physiological stress. Besides ensuring swift spatially & temporally coordinated responses, post-transcriptional control of gene expression is exceptionally important in virus infection biology as virus are absolutely reliant on host protein synthetic functions for their replication and pathogenesis. Moreover, many cell intrinsic host anti-viral responses target mRNA decay and the regulation of protein synthesis. By leveraging virus infection models as powerful genetic and cell biological tools, we can tease apart fundamental cellular mechanisms regulating gene expression. Our research uses a variety different viruses, exploiting natural features of individual virus reproductive cycles to investigate specific aspects of gene expression control in infected cells. 

Ongoing research areas include:

i)  how RNA chemical modification impacts virus gene expression and host innate immune responses
ii) how ribosomes and ribosome biogenesis regulate infected cell gene expression
iii) differential regulation of virus vs host gene expression in infected cells 
iv) how virus latency in neurons is regulated by sustained activation of a neurotrophic signaling pathway that regulates protein synthesis together  with concurrent DNA damage response signaling.



Academic office

430 East 29th Street, Alexandria - West Tower

5th floor, 510

New York, NY 10016

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PhD from State University of New York at Stony Brook

University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

Sanders, Leon Sylvester; Comar, Courtney E; Srinivas, Kalanghad Puthankalam; Lalli, Joseph; Salnikov, Mark; Lengyel, Joy; Southern, Peter; Mohr, Ian; Wilson, Angus C; Rice, Stephen A

Journal of virology. 2023 Jul 27; 97(7):e0195722

Abebe, Jonathan S; Price, Alexander M; Hayer, Katharina E; Mohr, Ian; Weitzman, Matthew D; Wilson, Angus C; Depledge, Daniel P

Bioinformatics. 2022 May 26; 38(11):3113-3115

Thompson, Letitia; Depledge, Daniel P; Burgess, Hannah M; Mohr, Ian

Cell reports. 2022 05 03; 39(5):110767

Ly, Michael; Burgess, Hannah M; Shah, Sahil B; Mohr, Ian; Glaunsinger, Britt A

PLoS pathogens. 2022 Feb 24; 18(2):e1010099

Burgess, Hannah M; Vink, Elizabeth I; Mohr, Ian

Genes & development. 2022 Feb 01; 36(3-4):108-132

Wilson, Angus C; Mohr, Ian

Advances in virus research. 2022 Jul; 112:87-114

Barrett, Tessa J; Bilaloglu, Seda; Cornwell, Macintosh; Burgess, Hannah M; Virginio, Vitor W; Drenkova, Kamelia; Ibrahim, Homam; Yuriditsky, Eugene; Aphinyanaphongs, Yin; Lifshitz, Mark; Xia Liang, Feng; Alejo, Julie; Smith, Grace; Pittaluga, Stefania; Rapkiewicz, Amy V; Wang, Jun; Iancu-Rubin, Camelia; Mohr, Ian; Ruggles, Kelly; Stapleford, Kenneth A; Hochman, Judith; Berger, Jeffrey S

Journal of thrombosis & haemostasis : JTH. 2021 Dec; 19(12):3139-3153

Hu, Hui-Lan; Srinivas, Kalanghad P; Wang, Shuoshuo; Chao, Moses V; Lionnet, Timothee; Mohr, Ian; Wilson, Angus C; Depledge, Daniel P; Huang, Tony T

EMBO reports. 2021 Nov 29; e53543