Influenza Virus Research

Influenza viruses are important human and animal pathogens. They cause widespread clinical and veterinary disease and have a considerable economic impact. Our laboratory focuses on the fundamental molecular mechanisms of influenza virus replication aiming to understand the molecular determinants of host range and virulence of influenza viruses. We are particularly interested in the transcription of viral genes and replication of the viral RNA genome by the viral RNA polymerase, interactions with the host cell, and host cell responses to viral infection.