Beale lab Cell Biology of Infection Laboratory

Autophagy (self-eating) protein in green is targeted to unusual destinations by a flu protein in red.

We study the interactions between infections (particularly influenza) and mammalian cells.

We have discovered a pathway that’s triggered by influenza infection that resembles autophagy – a ‘self-eating’ response to starvation. We are trying to work out what this pathway is, what it’s for, and why flu cares about it so much.