Virology

VirologyThis program examines the molecular function and structure of viral genes, viral proteins, and virions, and the cellular factors that interact with these components to facilitate or impair viral infection.  Faculty in this program area use a variety of biochemical, biophysical, cellular, genetic, immunological, and molecular approaches to understand how viruses and their genomes and gene products affect host defenses, contribute to viral pathogenesis, and assemble molecular complexes and infectious virus particles as part of their life cycles.  Faculty in this area of research also examine the host immune response to viruses.

Select a faculty member below to learn more about their research in this area:

Professor, Chancellors Club Teaching Professor
(785) 864-4007
7035 Haworth

T cell activation, cell signaling, adhesion molecules.

Dr. David Davido
Associate Professor
(785) 864-4022
7047 Haworth

Molecular virology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus.

Dr. Liang Tang
Associate Professor
(785) 864-5838
8041 Haworth

Structure, assembly, and dynamics of molecular complexes in viruses and bacteria.

Dr. Lisa Timmons
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7363
5041 Haworth

ABC transporters and RNAi: anti-foreign genome responses and stem cell regulation.


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