The Laboratory for Structural Biology of Infectious Diseases

We are structural biologists interested in molecular mechanisms governing the entry and invasion of a pathogen into the host-cell. To address this problem, we use various biochemical, biophysical and structural approaches to studies these systems. Our current studies focus on two general areas: (1) The entry and the early stages of infection of emerging pathogens from the Bunyaviridaefamily. (2) What are the molecular properties of the invasion process of eukaryotic parasites.