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Publications

  1. Fay, N., Pante, N 2015. Old foes, new understandings: nuclear entry of small non-enveloped DNA viruses. Current Opinion in Virology 12: 59-65 [ Link ]
  2. Fay, N., Pante, N. 2015. Nuclear entry of DNA viruses. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 467 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.0 [ Link ]
  3. Fay, N., N. Pante 2013. The intermediate filament network protein, vimentin, is required for parvoviral infection. Virology 444: 181-190 [ Link ]

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Nikta Fay

PhD

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Research area: Cell and Developmental Biology
Supervisor: N. Pante
History: BSc, Biology (Cell Biology and Genetics), UBC

If your survival depended on your ability to take over another organism, how would you hijack the organism's parts to do so? Viruses have evolved to overcome barriers such as membranes and viscous fluids to efficiently take over cells and replicate. Based on their structure and shape, the various types of viruses must have evolved to use different strategies for entering a cell, replicating their genome, and infecting another host. My study looks at one of the smallest viruses known, a parvovirus, Minute Virus of Mice (MVM), and how it alters the cellular skeleton (cytoskeleton) of its host in order to replicate and spread infection.

Awards

2012

UBC’s Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

For Teaching

In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs, the university annually awards teaching prizes to seventeen UBC Teaching Assistants.

2012

Best PhD Talk, Zoology Graduate Student Association Symposium, UBC

For Research

2011

Travel Award. American Society for Virology Conference. USA

For Research

2011

UBC Biology Graduate Student Teaching Award

For Teaching

The Departments of Zoology and Botany recognise the outstanding teaching of Biology Graduate Student Teaching Assistants by creating two annual awards for Biology.

2010

UBC McLean Fraser Memorial Award

For Research

2009

Travel Award. American Society for Cell Biology Conference. USA

For Research

2009

Best MSc Talk, Zoology Graduate Student Association Symposium, UBC

For Research

2009

Zoology Graduate Student Travel Award, UBC

For Research

Last updated 17 September 2015