My research focus is on studying the interactions between baculovirus and the insect cell. I am interested in how baculovirus travels within cells and in particular, the role of the cytoskeleton in transport of virus from the nucleus to cell surface. As well as in detailed analysis of virus exit from the nucleus. I am using fluorescent protein tagged virus proteins and a range of markers that label different cellular compartments to look at what happens during virus infection in live cells. I also use electron microscopy to uncover how the host cell changes during viral infection in high resolution.
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