We study virus-host interactions with a focus on intrinsic cell defense mechanisms and their subversion by influenza viruses. Another area of interest in the lab is the biology of stress granules – cytoplasmic foci of messenger RNA-protein complexes that form in response to various types of stress.
News and announcements:
- 12 August 2019
Our lab receives infrastructure funding from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)! As part of the $61 million investment in science projects across Canada, our award will fund state-of-the-art equipment that will boost research capacity in our lab and will be used by other Dal researchers as well!
- 22 April 2019
It’s great news: we received NSERC Discovery Grant that will support our research on stress granules for the next 5 years!!!
16 April 2019
Our collaborative Cell Reports paper with McCormick and Gaglia labs is out today!
The influenza A virus endoribonuclease PA-X usurps host mRNA processing machinery to limit host gene expression. Gaucherand et al., 2019.
Interested in joining the team?
Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Khaperskyy Lab should send the following items directly to email@example.com:
1. A cover letter discussing their research experience and future interests
2. Resume or CV
3. Contact information for 3 references
Important: prospective graduate students should prepare an application to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program.