• Question: What is is it like being a virologist?

    Asked by iblis28 to Gioia on 14 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      Hey iblis28,

      for me it’s fun, because viruses are really something fascinating once you learn how they are able to manipulate the cell. Also, I have always liked the fact that you can use viruses to understand cellular processes. For example, since the virus alters the cell cycle (all the passages that lead to cellular division) of the cell, then by studying what the virus is doing to a cell, you will understand ultimately how the cell cycle work.