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Dustin Edwards, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 2008
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, NIH

E-mail: dcedwards@tarleton.edu
Phone: 254-968-9153
Office: 315 Science Bldg


Lecture and Laboratory Courses

  • BIOL 1100 Transitioning to University Studies in Biomedical Sciences
  • BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors
  • BIOL 2300 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3303 Genetics
  • BIOL 3103 Genetic Techniques
  • BIOL 3380 Introduction to Virology
  • BIOL 4350 Vaccines

Research

My research is focused on identifying molecular mechanisms by which retrovirus structural, regulatory, and accessory proteins dysregulate cellular pathways to affect viral infectivity and cell survival during the establishment and maintenance of infection.

Publications

  • Turpin, J., C. Journo, N. Ling Ko, F. Sinet, A. Carpentier, A. Galioot, D. Edwards, A. Vandamme, L. Gazzolo, M. Duc Dodon, A. Gessain, F. Kashanchi, I. Balansard, R. Lacoste14, R. Mahieux. 2014. Discovery and Characterization of Auxiliary Proteins Encoded by Simian T-cell Lymphotropic Viruses Type 3. J Virol 89:931-51.
  • Pise-Masison, C., M. de Castro-Amarante, Y. Enose-Akahata, R. Buchmann, C Fenizia, R. Washington Parks, D. Edwards, M. Fiocchi, L. Alcantara, I. Bialuk, J. Graham, J. Walser, K. McKinnon, B. Galvão-Castro, A. Gessain, S. Jacobson, D.Venzon and G. Franchini. 2014. Co-dependence of the HTLV-1 p8 and p12 Functions in Virus Persistence. PLoS Pathog 10(11): e1004454.
  • Edwards, D., R. Fukumoto, M. de Castro-Amarante, L. Alcantara, B. Galvão-Castro, R. Washington Parks, C. Pise-Masison and G. Franchini. 2013. Palmitoylation and p8-mediated HTLV-1 transmission. J Virol 88:2319-22.
  • Fenizia, C., M. Fiocchi, K. Jones, R. Washington Parks, M. Ceribelli, S. Chevalier, D. Edwards, F. Ruscetti, C. Pise-Masison and G. Franchini. 2013. The HTLV-1 p30, but not p12/p8, Counteracts TLR3 and TLR4 Signaling in Human Monocytes and Dendritic Cells. J Virol: 88:393-402.
  • Araujo, T., L. Souza-Brito, P. Libin, K. Deforche, D. Edwards, A. de Albuquerque, A. Vandamme, B. Galvao-Castro and L. Alcantara. 2012. A Public HTLV-1 Molecular Epidemiology Database for Sequence Management and Data Mining. PLoS ONE 7: e42123.
  • Edwards, D., C. Fenizia, H. Gold, M. F. de Castro-Amarante, C. Buchmann, C. Pise-Masison and G. Franchini. 2011. Orf-I and Orf-II-Encoded Proteins in HTLV-1 Infection and Persistence. Viruses 3: 861-885.
  • Edwards, D., K.M. McKinnon, C. Fenizia, K.J. Jung, J.N. Brady and C.A. Pise-Masison. 2011. Inhibition of Geranylgeranyl Transferase-I Decreases Viability of HTLV-1-Transformed Cells. Viruses 3: 1815-1835.
  • Edwards, D. and S.J. Marriott. 2008. Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Tax Relieves Repression of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen Gene Expression. J Virol 82:11714-22.
  • Edwards, D. and S.J. Marriott. 2007. Human RNA Tumor Viruses. in The Cancer Handbook, 2nd edition.  ed. Malcolm R. Alison, John Wiley & Sons (London).