Vaccinia Virus

vaccinia VACV FLAG

 

 

Image by: Sarah Stauffer


Role: Model System


Bio: Although I was originally isolated with my cousin cowpox, I am from an unknown origin.  In the past I traveled the world saving lives from smallpox using my powers of protective immunity. Today, I work in the laboratory acting as the ‘prototypic’ member of the poxvirus family.


Project: Currently setting up the lab


Favorite Organism: I’m promiscuous


Favorite Color: EGFP


Favorite Candy: Other viruses


Fighting style: Cooperative infection


Master of: Vaccination

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