Taryn Serman

Graduate Student Trainee in the laboratory of Michaela Gack

I chose the University of Chicago because it gave me the opportunity to work with experts in the field of host-virus interactions while living in a big city. My research involves post-translational modification of flaviviral proteins during infection, an under-studied but highly relevant mechanism for regulation and reorganization of virus and host intracellular networks. With the support of my advisor Michaela Gack, I have had the opportunity to structure my own project based on my previous interest in flavivirus replication.  The collaborative nature within and between labs has been a pleasant surprise.