Career as a Virologist
Virologists study the structure, growth, development, interactions, pathogenesis and general characteristics of viruses and virus-like agents (etiological agents) such as viroids or prions. Virologists deal with the classification & evolution of viruses or virus-like agents, their ways to infect & exploit host cells for multiplication (produce more of their kind inside a host for e.g. a human), their interaction with human physiology & immunity, the diseases they can cause, the techniques to isolate & culture them in a laboratory, and their extended use in medical research & therapy. In short, Virologists are committed to integrative, all-encompassing studies about viruses and related pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms or molecules.