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, Alumni Liaison
(785) 864-4022
7047 Haworth

Molecular virology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus.

Dr. Anthony Fehr
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6626
8041 Haworth

The impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus replication and pathogenesis

Dr. Erik Holmstrom
Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Zurich, 2014-2018, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2014
(785) 864-3847
3007 Haworth Hall

Single-molecule biophysical studies of RNA-protein interactions

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

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

Assistant Professor
(785) 864-1679
Haworth 4055A

The evolutionary consequences of conflict within and between genomes


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