Tara Patricia Hurst

Tara Hurst BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCHE, FHEA


My bio in short

I am originally from Alberta, Canada.

My primary research interest is in virus-host cell interactions, particularly viral immune evasion and virus-cell co-evolution. I obtained a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, studying the innate immune response to Vaccinia virus. In addition, I have pursued post-doctoral studies examining the interferon response to pathogenic hantaviruses at the University of St. Andrews.  Currently, I am investigating the role of endogenous retroviral elements in human diseases.