Influenza A virus is a collective name for a large group of different viruses with variable pathogenic potential for humans; (1) non- or low pathogenic influenza A viruses that infect predominantly avian species, (2) moderately pathogenic viruses that can infect humans and other mammals and finally (3) highly pathogenic influenza…

Current Research Projects

Virus-host pathogen interactions Viruses such as influenza virus can cause severe and fatal disease. Precisely how these events unfold during an infection are not fully understood. We use a combination of forward and reverse genetics to study virus-host interactions in…


The Boon lab is actively seeking enthusiastic postdocs, students and technicians. If you are interested, please email Dr. Boon at jboon@wustl.edu or fill out the contact form below.


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The Boon Lab welcomes new members
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