My name is Edward Emmott and I am a postdoc in Nikolai Slavovs lab at Northeastern University. My current work involves studying specialized ribosomes, and the interaction of the immune system with protein synthesis. I am also involved in the lab’s efforts to further develop and apply single cell proteomics (SCoPE-MS). My past work has involved researching positive-sense RNA viruses – most recently norovirus, the cause of ‘winter vomiting disease’.
I’m interested in how viruses replicate and interact with their host, as well as how host cells defend against and adapt to viral infection. By understanding these processes, we can identify new drug targets, or use this information to design vaccines.