This event has already occurred.
Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD
CANCELLED: Structural Rearrangement of the Ebola Virus Matrix Begets Multiple Functions in the Virus Life Cycle
Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Institute
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
Viruses must achieve a number of functions in their lifecycles, often using compact genomes. Dr. Ollman Saphire’s laboratory has discovered that Ebola virus extends the functional complexity of its seven-gene genome by rearranging at least one of its transcribed polypeptides into different structures, with each distinct protein structure conferring a separate and essential function in the virus lifecycle.
[Please note that the speaker will reschedule her talk in the 2014-15 academic year.]