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Microbiology and Virology


Microbiology and Virology
Faculty study the life cycles of pathogenic and non-pathogenic micro-organisms including bacteria, yeasts, protozoa and viruses.
Associated Faculty Members
 Results From Molecular Biology : Selected site and subsites
Faculty NameResearch Description
Barton, David
Enterovirus RNA replication.
Churchill, Mair
Structural biology of gene regulatory mechanisms
Davis, Richard
Programmed DNA elimination, novel RNAs, and RNA metabolism.
Johnston, Mark
Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling.
Kieft, Jeffrey
RNA structure and plasticity, viral RNA manipulation of host cell machines and enzymes, RNA-protein interactions, ribosome structure and function, use of RNA in engineered nanomachines, development of new tools for structural biology.
Pyeon, Dohun
Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs)
Sclafani, Robert
The regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle: DNA replication, repair and checkpoints important in cancer chemoprevention.
VanDyk, Linda
Control of growth regulation and differentiation of host cells in viral infection and persistence.
Vasil, Michael
Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and gene regulation in procaryotes, including Mycobacteria tuberculosis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Vázquez-Torres, Andrés
Understanding the role that mononuclear phagocytes play in the host response to intracellular pathogenic microorganisms
Voskuil, Martin
Mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis for survival during latent disease.