Going Viral [Blog]

Hi readers! Welcome to the YouthCO science blog, Going Viral!

I wanted to use this post to introduce myself. My name is Luke Swenson. I’m a board member for YouthCO and am also doing my PhD in Experimental Medicine at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. I mostly study HIV drug resistance, and a sort of “natural” drug resistance called tropism. Both involve mutations in the virus (changes in its genes) that we can look for to guess how HIV will behave when it has drugs thrown at it or how it will infect cells.

My plan for the blog will be trying to make sense of new science that comes out about HIV. I’ll try to also blog about HepC, but it’s not my area of expertise, so I’ll stick with what I know first. I’ll hopefully also have some guest bloggers to talk about what they know.

This is my first attempt at blogging, so feel free to leave any comments or questions you have on this or any future topic in the comments below. I’d really like this to be a learning experience not just for the readers, but for me too. Please also ask me about any articles or news stories you come across and I’ll do my best to write about them.

I’m really excited to starting this with you all. Thanks for reading!

Luke

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2 Responses to “Going Viral [Blog]”
  1. Greg Fountain says:

    I found your explanation of zinc scissors extremely fascinating 🙂

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