Michael Goodin received a B.Sc in Biology/Chemistry (Brock University), M.Sc and Ph.D in Plant Pathology (The Pennsylvania State University), and his postdoctoral training at University of California-Berkeley. The Goodin laboratory at the University of Kentucky has been at the forefront in the application of live-cell microscopy to investigate the cellular biology of plant-adapted rhabdoviruses, and related negative-strand RNA viruses. His lab members have made many seminal contributions particularly regarding the mechanism of nuclear import of viral proteins, their modification of nuclear membranes and identification of host factors implicated in the cell-to-cell movement of these viruses. Numerous resources including a high-resolution yeast two-hybrid library of Nicotiana benthamiana, plant marker lines that express fluorescent markers targeted to a variety of subcellular loci, and many vectors for the transient or stable expression of fluorescent proteins in plant cells have been generated in the Goodin lab. Many of these have been distributed to laboratories worldwide in support of a variety of research efforts. Goodin has hosted several international visiting scientists, most recently from Australia and Brazil. Goodin serves on the Virology A Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the editorial board of Annual Review of Virology.
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