Northwestern Medicine scientists studied a poxvirus and demonstrated that ribosomes can selectively control the process of protein synthesis known as translation.
Northwestern and Stanford scientists have uncovered new details on the structure of herpesviruses that allow them to initiate a fusion event to infect host cells.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that the cholera strain responsible for the 2010 epidemic in Haiti is a hypervirulent variant.
Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered a crucial element underlying how proteins on the surface of enveloped viruses such as measles and mumps undergo a process that allows the virus to enter host cells.
Douglas Wilcox, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, discovered the herpes simplex virus targets a host cell protein to cause severe disease and encephalitis in newborns.
A new Northwestern Medicine study highlighted for the first time how a toxin from the extracellular bacterium Vibrio cholerae can inhibit autophagy and endosomal trafficking.
Northwestern Medicine scientists showed how the herpes simplex virus exploits microtubule plus-end tracking proteins to move within human cells, providing insights into how viruses engage with host transport networks.
A new study demonstrates how herpes viruses switch between two invasive states to promote infection in the nervous system.
Kyle O’Hagan, a graduate student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, studies Pak2, a protein essential in the development of a subset of immune cells called regulatory T-cells.