Connor is a postdoc in the lab of John McLauchlan where he is currently investigating the interaction of hepatitis C virus with the human innate immune response, with a focus on the host cell. Although he doesn’t just use HepC but works on a range of human viruses. Previously, Connor worked on paramyxovirus reverse genetics, in particular that of mumps virus. Working with mumps he completed his Ph.D in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with Paul Duprex and Bert Rima at the Queen’s University of Belfast. Connor is passionate about science and science communication in all its forms. When not in the lab or writing, Connor likes to make his own beer and play guitar. Follow Connor on twitter at @cggbamford
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