Unraveling the Secrets of Viruses
The Public Science Lectures
May 17, 2011 Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA
John Connor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine The Connor Lab
Viruses may be minimal structures, but many types, such as HIV and Ebola, can be lethal. Although genetically much simpler than the organisms they infect, the ability of viruses to mutate rapidly makes it extremely hard to block them.
The Connor Lab at Boston University School of Medicine studies the mechanisms that make viruses so successful. Dr. John Connor and his colleagues are applying the understanding of viral replication mechanisms to research that will lead to the development of new antiviral drugs and vaccines.
Science Daily article about virus biosensor developed by Prof. John Connor and Prof. Hatice Altug of Boston University