Division of Infection and Immunity


Professor Greg Towers

Professor of Molecular Virology


Research in the Towers lab focusses on understanding the molecular details of host-virus interactions, to develop novel therapeutic approaches for viral infection and to use viruses to help understand mammalian cell biology and evolution.

Research summary

Our work aims to understand the molecular details of host virus interactions. We focus on human immunodeficiency virus type 1, the cause of AIDS in humans, and SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and their relationship with the innate immune system.

Selected publications

A full list of publications can be accessed via Google Scholar.