Research in the Cherry lab is aimed at identifying cellular factors that regulate viral pathogenesis, including factors hijacked by viruses for replication and innate anti-viral mechanisms used by the host to combat the invader.
To address some of the issues surrounding the devastation of recent wildfires in California, a town hall concerning both short and long-term strategies for preventing and dealing with the fires will be held at the Commonwealth Club.
Niyogi, who earned his Ph.D. in biology at M.I.T., researches photosynthetic energy conversion in his lab at U.C. Berkeley. The Niyogi Lab uses cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae, and plants to investigate photosynthetic processes.