Viruses, Membranes & Microscopy

We are interested in how viruses, often containing less than ten genes, are able to completely reshape the membranes of the cells they infect. In the study of these phenomena we often find ourselves at the mesoscale, using methods that bridge detailed structural studies of individual macromolecules with studies of more complex systems of interacting molecules. Much of our research is rooted in the power of imaging methods, specifically cryo-electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy.

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