Department of Mathematics
 
                     

                              
Giao Huynh 
                                                                                                        
Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
Office: LCB 318
Phone: 801-581-8340
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Research Interests: Modeling the dynamics of Epstein-Barr virus infection and the association with diseases and cancers

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most widespread human viruses, infecting over 90% of humans worldwide and persisting for the lifetime of the person. Most people infected with EBV are asymptomatic, but the virus has been associated with many diseases and cancers including infectious mononucleosis (IM), Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). My current research focuses on the following topics:

1) Effects of EBV altering host cell tropisms (between B cells and epithelial cells) on the viral persistence, shedding, and evolution
2) Effects of immune responses and the association of EBV infection with IM
3) Association of EBV infection with the development of NPC

Teaching:
Fall 2006: Math 1090 - Business Algebra

Spring 2007: Math 1090 Business Algebra

Fall 2007: Math 1100 - Businesss Calculus

Spring 2008: Math 1100 Business Calculus

Spring 2008: Computer Lab - Math 3900

2009 - 2010: REU