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Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD

Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD

CANCELLED: Structural Rearrangement of the Ebola Virus Matrix Begets Multiple Functions in the Virus Life Cycle


May 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Institute


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R3012
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.]

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