I am a Ph.D. student at the Niels Bohr Institute in the Experimental Biophysics and Optical Manipulation group.  In this group, we have techniques that allow us to directly probe membrane surfaces, like the cellular plasma membrane. I am using these techniques to investigate the forces that are involved at the nanoscale when an Influenza virus particle “breaks out” of a cell to infect the next one. There is still much we do not know about viral infections, and the protein interactions that are driving the whole machinery behind these particles. I am thrilled that I can use my background in Nanoscience and Biophysics together with my passion for medicine to help answer some of these vital questions in science.