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

  • Luo, Z; Girton, AW; Heaton, BE; Heaton, NS, Engineered influenza virions reveal the contributions of non-hemagglutinin structural proteins to vaccine mediated protection., J Virol (2021) [10.1128/JVI.02021-20] [abs].
  • Harding, AT; Goff, MA; Froggatt, HM; Lim, JK; Heaton, NS, GPER1 is required to protect fetal health from maternal inflammation., Science, vol 371 no. 6526 (2021), pp. 271-276 [10.1126/science.aba9001] [abs].
  • Katsura, H; Sontake, V; Tata, A; Kobayashi, Y; Edwards, CE; Heaton, BE; Konkimalla, A; Asakura, T; Mikami, Y; Fritch, EJ; Lee, PJ; Heaton, NS; Boucher, RC; Randell, SH; Baric, RS; Tata, PR, Human Lung Stem Cell-Based Alveolospheres Provide Insights into SARS-CoV-2-Mediated Interferon Responses and Pneumocyte Dysfunction., Cell Stem Cell, vol 27 no. 6 (2020), pp. 890-904.e8 [10.1016/j.stem.2020.10.005] [abs].
  • Froggatt, HM; Heaton, BE; Heaton, NS, Development of a Fluorescence-Based, High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 3CLpro Reporter Assay., J Virol, vol 94 no. 22 (2020) [10.1128/JVI.01265-20] [abs].
  • 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].