Bachelor of Science (Honours) PhD examining virus-host interactions in HIV infection
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
PhD examining virus-host interactions in HIV infection
Daniel Rawle’s research aims to identify viral and host determinants that allow Zika virus to persistently replicate in human prostate cells, while other similar viruses including Dengue and West Nile virus do not. These findings may let us understand why Zika virus can be sexually transmitted while similar mosquito borne viruses are not commonly transmitted sexually.
Daniel is passionate about virology and has been motivated to pursue a research career in virology because of his interest in identifying how these tiny particles can use host cell machinery to replicate.