Seth Frietze in lab

Dr. Seth Frietze investigates the molecular mechanisms of gene expression in the pathological progression of disease.

His research projects range from blood cancer genomics to persistent viral infections, including varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes herpes, chickenpox and shingles. Dr. Frietze seeks to understand how an inherited genetic mutation causes chronic VZV infection and gain insight into how the human immune system fights VZV-related diseases. Learn more >>