“Got herpes? (Yep, you probably do!)”

Eain Murphy ’91 discusses his work on human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), the largest human herpes virus, in PLOS Pathogens’ monthly Research Matters article (Nov. 9, 2017). He attributes his career to Charles Sullivan, senior scholar in biology, who sold him on the beauty of biology and the analytical nature of science. Murphy’s major focus is to determine how to keep HCMV “in check” for those infected. The virus can hide in stem cells within bone marrow.