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Project 13810

Disease Type: Unspecified

These projects are simulations of the ebola nucleoprotein, which is reponsible for forming the capsid (external shell) of the virus, which protects it during the extracellular part of its life cycle, as well as is important for viral RNA synthesis (i.e. genome copying). Their purpose is to gain a better understanding of how viral assembly might be regulated, as well as to identify how this process might be interrupted (by, for example, a drug).

This project is managed by Justin R. Porter at Washington University in St. Louis.

Justin is an MD/PhD student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in Greg Bowman's lab.

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