Ph.D., Biochemistry, Purdue University
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease, with more than 170 million infected individuals worldwide . In 50%–80% of infected patients, HCV establishes persistent infection, often leading to chronic liver disease. At present, HCV isolates can be classified into 6 major genotypes that differ in their nucleotide sequences by 30%–35%, and several subtypes can be defined within these genotypes.
Landes Bioscience Journals: Autophagy