Dr. Kurt Gustin, PhD head shot

Contact Info

AZ Biomedical Collaborative 1
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Associate Professor
College of Medicine Phx Basic Medical Sciences


  • Post-Doctoral: Virology and Cell Biology, Stanford University, 1998 – 2004.
  • PhD: University of Michigan, 1998.


  • Kotla S and Gustin KE. 2015. Proteolysis of MDA5 and IPS-1 is not Required for Inhibition of the Type I IFN Response by Poliovirus. Virology Journal. 12:158
  • Park N, Schweers NJ and Gustin KE. 2015. Selective Removal Of FG-Repeat Domains From The Nuclear Pore Complex By Enterovirus 2Apro. Journal of Virology. 89:11069-79.
  • Pathak, A., Adams, R.H., Shah, N.C. and Gustin KE. 2013. Persistent human rhinovirus type C infection of the lower respiratory tract in a pediatric cord blood transplant recipient. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 48:747-8.
  • Park N, Skern T and Gustin KE. 2010. Specific Cleavage of the Nuclear Pore Complex Protein Nup62 by a Viral Protease. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 285: 28796-805
  • Piotrowska J, Hansen SJ, Park N, Jamka K, Sarnow P and Gustin KE. 2010. Stable Formation of Compositionally Unique Stress Granules in Virus-infected Cells. Journal of Virology. 84:3654-3665.

For a complete listing of Dr. Gustin's publications, search PubMed.

Research Interests

Virology, cell biology, innate immunity

Research Summary

Research in my lab aims to understand host-pathogen interactions that occur during infections with RNA viruses, such as rhinovirus and poliovirus. In addition to enhancing our understanding of pathogenesis, we hope to gain insights into mechanisms underlying such basic cellular processes as regulation of gene expression and nucleo-cytoplasmic trafficking. My lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach incorporating cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and functional genomics.