Dr Roland Remenyi

PhD in Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, UCLA, USA
Research Fellow
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Background: At the nexus of Virology and Microscopy.

Contact: Garstang 7.58, +44(0) 113 34 33068, email address for  

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Research Interests

Developing research tools to visualise viral infection by advanced microscopy

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Every innovation and advancement starts with great science.

My research focuses on generating tools and platforms to facilitate scientific discovery in virology. I am particularly interested in the role of the nonstructural protein 3 during Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection. My goal is to see, visualize, and comprehend the complex interactions between a viral pathogen and the host cell.


Current Projects

  • Developing research tools for the study of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) by advanced microscopy
  • Live cell super-resolution microscopy of CHIKV infection
  • Uncovering interactions between CHIKV nonstructural protein 3 (nsP3) and cellular host proteins
  • Revealing the role of membraneless organelles during the CHIKV life cycle

Remenyi R, Gao Y, Hughes RE, Curd A, Zothner C, Peckham M, Merits A, Harris M Persistent Replication of a Chikungunya Virus Replicon in Human Cells is Associated with Presence of Stable Cytoplasmic Granules Containing Non-structural Protein 3. Journal of virology, 2018
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Remenyi R, Roberts GC, Zothner C, Merits A, Harris M SNAP-Tagged Chikungunya Virus Replicons Improve Visualisation of Non-Structural Protein 3 by Fluorescence Microscopy Scientific Reports 7, 2017
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Roberts GC, Zothner C, Remenyi R, Merits A, Stonehouse NJ, Harris M Evaluation of a range of mammalian and mosquito cell lines for use in Chikungunya virus research Scientific Reports 7, 2017
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Wu NC, Olson CA, Du Y, Le S, Tran K, Remenyi R, Gong D, Al-Mawsawi LQ, Qi H, Wu TT, Sun R Functional Constraint Profiling of a Viral Protein Reveals Discordance of Evolutionary Conservation and Functionality PLoS Genetics 11, 2015
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Remenyi R, Qi H, Su SY, Chen Z, Wu NC, Arumugaswami V, Truong S, Chu V, Stokelman T, Lo HH, Anders Olson C, Wu TT, Chen SH, Lin CY, Sun R A comprehensive functional map of the hepatitis C virus genome provides a resource for probing viral proteins mBio 5, 2014
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Qi H, Olson CA, Wu NC, Ke R, Loverdo C, Chu V, Truong S, Remenyi R, Chen Z, Du Y, Su SY, Al-Mawsawi LQ, Wu TT, Chen SH, Lin CY, Zhong W, Lloyd-Smith JO, Sun R A Quantitative High-Resolution Genetic Profile Rapidly Identifies Sequence Determinants of Hepatitis C Viral Fitness and Drug Sensitivity PLoS Pathogens 10, 2014
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Kim S, Rusmevichientong A, Dong B, Remenyi R, Silverman RH, Chow SA Fidelity of Target Site Duplication and Sequence Preference during Integration of Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus PLoS ONE 5, 2010
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Barat B, Sirk SJ, McCabe KE, Li J, Lepin EJ, Remenyi R, Ai LK, Olafsen T, Gambhir SS, Weiss S, Wu AM Cys-diabody quantum dot conjugates (ImmunoQdots) for cancer marker detection Bioconjugate Chemistry 20 1474-1481, 2009
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Arumugaswami V, Remenyi R, Kanagavel V, Sue EY, Ho TN, Liu C, Fontanes V, Dasgupta A, Sun R High-resolution functional profiling of hepatitis C virus genome PLoS Pathogens 4, 2008
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