Durham, NC 27710
I received my PhD from the University of Kentucky where I studied fusion protein dynamics of the Hendra virus. I have continued in the field of virology and am now using Influenza virus to study host-pathogen interactions with an interest in understanding how cells survive viral infection.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy exploring new places to hike and baking.
Webb SR, Smith SE, Fried MG, Dutch RE. Transmembrane Domains of Highly Pathogenic Viral Fusion Proteins Exhibit Trimeric Association In Vitro. mSphere. 2018 Apr18;3(2).
Cifuentes-Munoz N, Sun W, Ray G, Schmitt PT, Webb S, Gibson K, Dutch RE, Schmitt AP. Mutations in the transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic tail of Hendra virus fusion protein disrupt virus-like-particle assembly. J Virol. 2017 Jun;91(14).
Webb S, Nagy T, Moseley H, Fried M, Dutch RE. Hendra virus fusion protein transmembrane domain contributes to pre-fusion protein stability. J Biol Chem. 2017 April; 292(14):5685-5694.
Chai Q, Webb SR, Wang Z, Dutch RE, Wei Y. Study of the degradation of a multidrug transporter using a non-radioactive pulse chase method. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2016 Nov; 408(27):7745-7751.
Chai Q, Wang Z, Webb SR, Dutch RE, Wei Y. The ssrA-Tag Facilitated Degradation of an Integral Membrane Protein. Biochemistry. 2016 Apr 26; 55(16):2301-4.
Smith EC, Smith SE, Carter JR, Webb SR, Gibson KM, Hellman LM, Fried MG, Dutch RE. Trimeric transmembrane domain interactions in paramyxovirus fusion proteins: roles in protein folding, stability and function. J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 13; 288(50):35726-35