What we do
In order to establish successful infections, viruses must divert, commandeer, or inhibit cellular functions to their advantage while concomitantly avoiding defense responses mounted by host cells.  Our research projects primarily involve the study of the plant-adapted members of the family Rhabdoviridae, which contains enveloped viruses with monopartite, minus-sense, single-stranded RNA genomes.  Our primary research models, Sonchus yellow net virus (SYNV) and Potato yellow dwarf virus (PYDV) replicate in nuclei of infected cells.  For this reason, we are very interested in characterization of the nucleome(click here). Additionally, we are identifying host factors required for rhabdoviral replication and cell-to-cell movement (see our rhabdoviral ineractome - click here)
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Michael Goodin, Ph.D.        Associate Professor             Department of Plant Pathology
201F Plant Science Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546
Tel:859-257-7445 x 80725