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Eric Darrah


Eric Darrah

M3 Student


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information



BS, Biology, The University of Iowa, 2010

Faculty Advisor

Vera Tarakanova, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests

I am interested in the viral manipulation of host molecular processes and their role in negotiating a chronic infection within the host organism.

Research Experience

The University of Iowa, 2 years
Advisor: Daniel Eberl, PhD

The University of Iowa, 2 years
Advisor: Bridget Lear, PhD


Mboko WP, Mounce BC, Emmer J, Darrah E, Patel SB, Tarakanova VL. Interferon regulatory factor 1 restricts gammaherpesvirus replication in primary immune cells. J Virol. 2014 Jun;88(12):6993-7004.

Lear BC, Darrah EJ, Aldrich BT, Gebre S, Scott RL, Nash HA, Allada R. UNC79 and UNC80, putative auxiliary subunits of the NARROW ABDOMEN ion channel, are indispensable for robust circadian locomotor rhythms in Drosophila. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 5;8(11):e78147.