Amy Odegard teaches and researches in the area of biochemistry. She is working on projects that aim to help create a model of how viruses enter cells that could be applied to medically important viruses and ultimately lead to the development of new and effective antiviral therapies. Specifically, she has been working on the identification and characterization of the protein receptors that facilitate attachment and uptake of Flock House virus into host cells. Among many other articles, Odegard co-wrote “Flock House Virus: A Model System for Understanding Non-enveloped Virus Entry and Membrane Penetration,” in Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology (2010).
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1998; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004