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Rita MormandoFollow

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Bioinformatics

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Abstract

Polyomaviruses are the smallest known double-stranded DNA viruses and are abundant in the human body. The polyomavirus JC virus (JCV) is a common virus of the human urinary tract. In a prior study conducted by the Putonti lab, JCV was found to be present and abundant in the bladder of women with overactive bladder, and absent from a small asymptomatic control group. This suggests that JCV may contribute to urinary tract symptoms. To test this hypothesis, I will screen and quantify JCV in two populations: older women with and without lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Catherine Putonti, Biology

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Polyomavirus JC Virus and its Prevalence in the Urinary Tract of Women with Overactive Bladder Symptoms

Polyomaviruses are the smallest known double-stranded DNA viruses and are abundant in the human body. The polyomavirus JC virus (JCV) is a common virus of the human urinary tract. In a prior study conducted by the Putonti lab, JCV was found to be present and abundant in the bladder of women with overactive bladder, and absent from a small asymptomatic control group. This suggests that JCV may contribute to urinary tract symptoms. To test this hypothesis, I will screen and quantify JCV in two populations: older women with and without lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).