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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