Laboratory of Structural Virology
Piotr Gerlach, PhD
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
Dr. Gerlach’s lab focuses on the intracellular interactions between the host cell and infectious RNA viruses, methodologically integrating structural biology approaches with the mammalian cell cultures platform. One of the major goals is to explore how RNA viruses manipulate and reprogram protein translation – the key site of the virus-host battlefront and a center of cellular stress response pathways. The knowledge delivered by the lab will allow designing innovative therapies and broad-spectrum antivirals.