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The Katze lab is part of the Department of Microbiology and the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC).

Our research is focused on the use of systems biology approaches to define and model virus-host interactions, innate immune signaling, and the varied strategies used by viruses to evade cellular defense mechanisms. We study a wide range of viral pathogens, including influenza virus, SARS-coronavirus, Ebola virus, hepatitis C virus, and human and simian immunodeficiency viruses. We are also spearheading efforts to develop genomic resources for nonhuman primate, ferret, and Syrian hamster models of human virus infection.