Robert Means PhD

Research Scientist in Pathology; Director of Graduate Admissions, Microbiology Program

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchMolecular VirologyPathologyMolecular Virology

Research Interests

Viruses; Immune responses; AIDS-associated cancers; KSHV; Adverse pregnancy events; Oncogenesis; Cancer metabolism; Tumor virology; Herpesviruses more...


  • B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1991
  • Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, 1999

Selected Publications

  • Means, R. E. Characterization of the Herpesvirus saimiri Orf51 protein. Virology. 2004 Aug 15326(1):67-78.
  • Lee, S. H., J. U. Jung, and R. E. Means*. 2003. 'Complementing' viral infection: mechanisms for evading innate immunity. Trends Microbiol 11:449-52.
  • Means, R. E.*, S. M. Lang, Y. H. Chung, and J. U. Jung. Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus immune evasion strategies. Frontiers in Biosciences. 2002. 7:e185-203



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