Domokos Lauko
Graduate Student Researcher
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Research Interests

I study the baculovirus AcMNPV, which infects caterpillars. In order to have a productive infection, the virus needs to spread throughout the entire caterpillar body. I am investigating how AcMNPV hijacks the host's actin cytoskeleton in the early stages of infection in order to facilitate its spread. More specifically, I'm interested in a viral protein which may enable the virus-infected cells to break through physical barriers within the host's body, thus allowing the virus to quickly achieve systemic spread.