We are excited to welcome Connor Chain, a rotation student in Molecular Biology, to the Ploss Lab! Connor holds a B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University and an M.Sc. from Kings College London, and he has a broad research background including projects related to therapies against chronic lung fibrosis, studying repressors in endogenous retroviral elements, and T-cell receptor sequencing. In the Ploss lab, Connor will be studying the role of helper viruses in hepatitis D virus replication and infectivity. He is particularly interested in the chimeric mouse models developed in the Ploss lab that are susceptible to human infections. Welcome to the lab Connor!