Noel Getachew '20, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and member of the Honors College, is UMBC's Intern of the Week for his work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As part of a laboratory team directed by Dr. Michael Summers, Noel studies the molecular components of HIV and particularly the interactions between tRNA and matrix proteins. Understanding those interactions, he says, can help drug companies to "design some sort of molecule to structurally prevent the interaction or come up with other treatment method."
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