The HIV Molecular Virology Laboratory analyses human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication. This includes the process by which HIV is able to convert its genetic material composed of RNA into a form compatible with human DNA. Our focus is the discovery of key viral or cellular molecules required for HIV to grow, and then to target their action so that HIV growth can be effectively blocked. The lab is also interested in cellular factors regulating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Hendra virus replication.
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