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Hana Veler, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program


Hana Veler was awarded a D.Phil. degree in biomedical sciences – pathology by the University of Oxford in November 2021 after successfully defending her dissertation on the interaction between influenza A virus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and cellular GTPase Rab11a under Prof. Ervin Fodor’s mentorship.  Hana’s project was a collaboration between the Dunn School of Pathology and Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI) at the University of Oxford and the Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility.  In the Freed lab, she is currently investigating how HIV-1 Gag cleavage/structural rearrangement of the matrix lattice during virion maturation affects envelope glycoprotein activation.

Areas of Expertise

1) HIV pathogenesis, 2) virus assembly, 3) retroviruses, 4) virology, 5) cell biology, 6) structural biology