Purdy Lab

All viruses hijack host cell machinery to facilitate their replication. Producing infectious viral progeny relies on host cell metabolic pathways to provide energy and building blocks such as nucleotides, amino acids, and lipids. The Purdy lab investigates the molecular remodeling of cellular metabolic and lipid environments by viruses. Our overall goal in dissecting the complex virus-host metabolism interactions is to guide the development of novel antiviral therapies.