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Luis J. Cocka


B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, cum laude with departmental honors
Minor in Sociology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD, 2008

Current position

Ph.D. Candidate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


  1. Cocka, L. J. and Bates, P. (2012). Identification of alternatively translated Tetherin isoforms with differing antiviral and signaling activities. PLoS Pathog 8(9): e1002931.
  2. Liu, Y., Cocka, L., Okumura, A., Zhang, Y. A., Sunyer, J. O. and Harty, R. N. (2010). Conserved motifs within Ebola and Marburg virus VP40 proteins are important for stability, localization, and subsequent budding of virus-like particles. J Virol 84(5): 2294-2303.
Protocols by Luis J. Cocka
  1. HIV-1 Virus-like Particle Budding Assay