Nicholas Scott Heaton

Nicholas Scott Heaton

Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Contact Information

  • Email Address: nicholas.heaton@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Chicago, 2012

Courses Taught

  • MGM 593: Research Independent Study
  • MGM 701: Foundations of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Dumm, RE; Wellford, SA; Moseman, EA; Heaton, NS, Heterogeneity of Antiviral Responses in the Upper Respiratory Tract Mediates Differential Non-lytic Clearance of Influenza Viruses., Cell Reports, vol 32 no. 9 (2020) [10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108103] [abs].
  • Froggatt, HM; Heaton, BE; Heaton, NS, Development of a fluorescence based, high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro reporter assay., J Virol (2020) [10.1128/JVI.01265-20] [abs].
  • Abbott, TR; Dhamdhere, G; Liu, Y; Lin, X; Goudy, L; Zeng, L; Chemparathy, A; Chmura, S; Heaton, NS; Debs, R; Pande, T; Endy, D; La Russa, MF; Lewis, DB; Qi, LS, Development of CRISPR as an Antiviral Strategy to Combat SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza., Cell, vol 181 no. 4 (2020), pp. 865-876.e12 [10.1016/j.cell.2020.04.020] [abs].
  • Chambers, BS; Heaton, BE; Rausch, K; Dumm, RE; Hamilton, JR; Cherry, S; Heaton, NS, DNA mismatch repair is required for the host innate response and controls cellular fate after influenza virus infection., Nature Microbiology, vol 4 no. 11 (2019), pp. 1964-1977 [10.1038/s41564-019-0509-3] [abs].
  • Harding, AT; Haas, GD; Chambers, BS; Heaton, NS, Influenza viruses that require 10 genomic segments as antiviral therapeutics., Plos Pathog, vol 15 no. 11 (2019) [10.1371/journal.ppat.1008098] [abs].