The Parker lab uses the mammalian orthoreovirus model system and other human viruses to study virus-host interactions at the molecular and cellular level. Current projects are focused on the mechanisms viruses use to overcome translational repression and optimize translation of viral mRNAs, as well as pathogenesis studies to understand the transcriptional response of infected tissues to viral infection.
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Microbiology & Immunology, Baker Institute of Animal Health
Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential Postdoc Mentor
Research Areas: Animal Hosts, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Viruses