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Welcome to the Imperiale Lab at the University of Michigan


We study the molecular biology of the small DNA tumor virus, BK polyomavirus (BKPyV). We are particularly interested in how the virus traffics through the cell, how it interacts with host intrinsic immune functions in the nucleus, how replication is regulated, and how it establishes a persistent infection. Please click on the links for more information about projects, lab members, and recent publications.