Dr. Dalan Bailey is a Group Leader working on the molecular biology of RNA viruses including human and bovine respiratory syncytial virus, as well as the morbilliviruses, coronaviruses, arenaviruses and henipaviruses.
Dalan’s lab has two major focuses: The first is virus-host interactions that take place during virus entry and exit, and how they govern host-range, e.g. receptor interactions and antibody neutralisation. The second major focus is the molecular virology of viral inclusion bodies, phase separated organelles that form in the cytoplasm of mononegavirales-infected cells. Since 2005 he has published over 70 manuscripts in this area including publications in Nature Microbiology, PLOS Biology, PLOS Pathogens, JBC and the Journal of Virology.
Dalan has presented his research data, as a speaker, at numerous national and international conferences including the: Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference, Negative Strand Virus Meeting, American Society for Virology, and International Union of Microbiological Societies. He is also committed to developing strong links with stakeholders outside of academia and has spent time working at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of The United Nations (FAO) in Rome.
Dalan is actively involved in research, lecturing and the supervision of junior researchers and in the last 10 years as PI has supervised over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate students in his lab. His lab currently has around 10 people funded by the BBSRC and Wellcome Trust.