Principal Investigator

Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 672 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 p (585) 273-2856 f (585) 273-9573


Takimoto Lab University of Rochester work 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 p (585) 273-2894 f (585) 273-9573


Welcome to the Takimoto Lab

The main focus of our research is to reveal molecular mechanism of parainfluenza and influenza virus infection, replication, and assembly and host-virus interactions. We analyze structures and functions of viral proteins as well as interactions between viral and cellular proteins to reveal the mechanism of virus growth and to identify the factors that restrict host range of the viruses. Our study will unveil the process of viral replication and assembly, which are essential for developing antiviral agents.

Current Research Projects