Rachel Fearns, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

Rachel Fearns
(617) 638-4034
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

Expertise in paramyxovirus genome transcription and replication mechanisms.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • University of St Andrews, PhD
  • University of Leeds, BS

Publications

  • Published on 1/16/2017

    Fearns R, Plemper RK. Polymerases of paramyxoviruses and pneumoviruses. Virus Res. 2017 Apr 15; 234:87-102. PMID: 28104450.

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  • Published on 8/27/2016

    Fearns R, Deval J. New antiviral approaches for respiratory syncytial virus and other mononegaviruses: Inhibiting the RNA polymerase. Antiviral Res. 2016 Oct; 134:63-76. PMID: 27575793.

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  • Published on 4/29/2016

    Aljabr W, Touzelet O, Pollakis G, Wu W, Munday DC, Hughes M, Hertz-Fowler C, Kenny J, Fearns R, Barr JN, Matthews DA, Hiscox JA. Investigating the Influence of Ribavirin on Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus RNA Synthesis by Using a High-Resolution Transcriptome Sequencing Approach. J Virol. 2016 May 15; 90(10):4876-88. PMID: 26656699.

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  • Published on 4/6/2016

    Duvall JR, VerPlank L, Ludeke B, McLeod SM, Lee MD, Vishwanathan K, Mulrooney CA, Le Quement S, Yu Q, Palmer MA, Fleming P, Fearns R, Foley MA, Scherer CA. Novel diversity-oriented synthesis-derived respiratory syncytial virus inhibitors identified via a high throughput replicon-based screen. Antiviral Res. 2016 Jul; 131:19-25. PMID: 27059228.

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  • Published on 3/2/2016

    Warren TK, Jordan R, Lo MK, Ray AS, Mackman RL, Soloveva V, Siegel D, Perron M, Bannister R, Hui HC, Larson N, Strickley R, Wells J, Stuthman KS, Van Tongeren SA, Garza NL, Donnelly G, Shurtleff AC, Retterer CJ, Gharaibeh D, Zamani R, Kenny T, Eaton BP, Grimes E, Welch LS, Gomba L, Wilhelmsen CL, Nichols DK, Nuss JE, Nagle ER, Kugelman JR, Palacios G, Doerffler E, Neville S, Carra E, Clarke MO, Zhang L, Lew W, Ross B, Wang Q, Chun K, Wolfe L, Babusis D, Park Y, Stray KM, Trancheva I, Feng JY, Barauskas O, Xu Y, Wong P, Braun MR, Flint M, McMullan LK, Chen SS, Fearns R, Swaminathan S, Mayers DL, Spiropoulou CF, Lee WA, Nichol ST, Cihlar T, Bavari S. Therapeutic efficacy of the small molecule GS-5734 against Ebola virus in rhesus monkeys. Nature. 2016 Mar 17; 531(7594):381-5. PMID: 26934220.

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  • Published on 11/25/2015

    McCutcheon KM, Jordan R, Mawhorter ME, Noton SL, Powers JG, Fearns R, Cihlar T, Perron M. The Interferon Type I/III Response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Airway Epithelial Cells Can Be Attenuated or Amplified by Antiviral Treatment. J Virol. 2016 Feb; 90(4):1705-17. PMID: 26608311.

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  • Published on 6/22/2015

    Deval J, Hong J, Wang G, Taylor J, Smith LK, Fung A, Stevens SK, Liu H, Jin Z, Dyatkina N, Prhavc M, Stoycheva AD, Serebryany V, Liu J, Smith DB, Tam Y, Zhang Q, Moore ML, Fearns R, Chanda SM, Blatt LM, Symons JA, Beigelman L. Molecular Basis for the Selective Inhibition of Respiratory Syncytial Virus RNA Polymerase by 2'-Fluoro-4'-Chloromethyl-Cytidine Triphosphate. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jun; 11(6):e1004995. PMID: 26098424.

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  • Published on 5/20/2015

    Noton SL, Nagendra K, Dunn EF, Mawhorter ME, Yu Q, Fearns R. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Inhibitor AZ-27 Differentially Inhibits Different Polymerase Activities at the Promoter. J Virol. 2015 Aug; 89(15):7786-98. PMID: 25995255.

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  • Published on 3/19/2015

    Dickey LL, Duncan JK, Hanley TM, Fearns R. Decapping protein 1 phosphorylation modulates IL-8 expression during respiratory syncytial virus infection. Virology. 2015 Jul; 481:199-209. PMID: 25796077.

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  • Published on 2/13/2015

    Noton SL, Fearns R. Initiation and regulation of paramyxovirus transcription and replication. Virology. 2015 May; 479-480:545-54. PMID: 25683441.

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