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Alasdair Steven, PhD

Alasdair Steven, PhD

Capsids as Compartments


April 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Alasdair Steven, PhD

Chief, Laboratory of Structural Biology Research, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Capsids are protein shells that serve to protect viral genomes in transit from cell to cell. In some cases, however, they are also compartments that house specific biosynthetic activities. This additional functionality places additional constraints on their molecular architecture. This talk will discuss several such systems, as studied by cryo-electron microscopy and other approaches.

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This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

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