Like a Trojan horse, Ebola virus sneaks into a human cell by hiding out inside lysosomes. In order to escape from the lysosome, the virus must then fuse its membrane with the membrane of the lysosome. Live imaging captures this moment of fusion in brilliant color. Images by Chandran Lab postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Jennifer Spence.
This 3D animation shows how Ebola virus exploits a naturally occurring protein in our cells called NPC1 to cause infection and spread in the body. Narrated by Kartik.
Kartik explains the novel strategies he and his colleagues are using to develop treatments for Ebola virus infections. Watch 3D animations showing how Ebola enters a cell and delivers its payload in order to replicate and spread throughout the body.
Episode 314 of Dr. Vincent Racaniello's world-famous virology blog, This Week in Virology (TWiV), features Kartik and two other Einstein virologists, Margaret Kielian and Ganjam Kalpana. Filmed before a live audience in Einstein's Price Center Auditorium. Watch the video (1 hour, 26 mins).