The group has really grown over the summer and thanks to postdoc researcher Casey Ruark-Seward, we’re no longer just a computational virology lab, but a real virology lab. The lab freezers are even beginning to fill up with plant viruses fresh from the field.
Although we’ve not abandoned virology in silico either. Marco Hamins-Puertolas from the biomath program and Lenora Kepler from Bioinformatics joined the group over the summer too. So we will have plenty of new models and methods to test against our freshly generated data from the wet lab.