In the Towers Lab we aim to understand the molecular details of host virus interactions particularly with respect to innate immunity. We consider novel therapeutic approaches for viral infection and inflammation and use viruses to help us understand mammalian cell biology and evolution. We also want to know what is special about pandemic viruses HIV-1(M) and SARS-CoV-2 and how have they adapted to replicate in humans and cause disease.
Another great year at Cold Spring Harbor Retrovirus Conference!
We are funded by an Investigator Award in Science No 220863 from Wellcome to Professor Greg Towers and a Wellcome collaborative award No 214344 as well as grants from the UKRI Medical Research Council, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rosetrees Trust and The Evolution Education trust (EET).