Charles Reuben Hugo de Souza

Research Interests

My pronouns are he/him

My research will focus on discovery of conserved groups of endogenous viral element (EVEs) in mammalian genomes and their likelihood of being repurposed to fight extant viral infections - a phenomenon called EVE-derived immunity or EDI. On identification of EVEs and selection of EDI candidates in silico, I shall confirm their EDI potential with in vitro infection models using extant viruses.