Pharmacology
Graduate Programs
Molecular Biophysics
Chemical-Biology Interface
Students in the Stivers Lab come from a diversity of programs
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
What We Do
My laboratory is broadly interested in how dNTP pool levels and composition influence genetic stability, adaptive and innate immunity, inflammation, carcinogenesis, cellular senescence and aging. Current work in the lab focuses on two key aspects of ​dNTP metabolism. We are elucidating how the uniquely high concentration of dUTP in resting immune cells potently restricts HIV-1 infection in macrophagesWe are also interested in the epigenetic effects of uracil when it is present in DNA.  Our long-range goal is to design novel small molecules that predictably alter the make up of nucleotide pools in cells for antiviral, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory therapeutic uses. 
Contact Us: 
725 N. Wolfe St.
314 WBSB
Baltimore, MD 21205

Lab Phone: 410-614-9644