• snow angel

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viral diseases represent some of the most devastating and fearful threats to human health and well-being (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, Pandemic Flu).

  • father and son

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The conquering and eradication of certain viral diseases through vaccination represent some of the greatest achievements in modern biomedical research (Polio, Smallpox).

  • woman on a bench

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The role of viruses in diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue, neurological diseases remains underappreciated.

  • baby

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The impact of viruses of plants and insects also are underappreciated for how they impact society and the global economy.

  • a boy and a dog

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viruses have been used as tools for therapeutic applications and probes for understanding fundamental aspects of biological processes in cells.

  • young man

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viral diseases represent some of the most devastating and fearful threats to human health and well-being (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Ebola, SARS, Pandemic Flu).

  • mother and child

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The role of viruses in diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue, neurological diseases remains underappreciated.

  • couple hugging

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    The impact of viruses of plants and insects also are underappreciated for how they impact society and the global economy.

  • senior woman playing cards

    Because the study of viruses matters to all of us.

    Viruses have been used as tools for therapeutic applications and probes for understanding fundamental aspects of biological processes in cells.

The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) seeks to improve the health of the citizens of Minnesota through education, outreach, and research (basic, clinical, translational).  The IMV unites virus researchers from across the University of Minnesota in a strategic manner to enhance the mission and goals of the IMV.

Research in the Spotlight

To highlight the work being done by IMV researchers, we regularly feature the efforts being made by one of our investigators. Read more to discover the advancements they are making in the area of virus research.

About the IMV icon

Read about bacteriophage phi 29 and why it matters.

IMV Timeline

Explore nearly a century's worth of discovery in the field of virology at the University of Minnesota.

TWiV

Listen to the "This Week in Virology" netcast from professor Vincent Racaniello.