Saveez Saffarian, University of Utah (image) University of Utah Caption Virologist Saveez Saffarian, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Utah, combined imaging technology and biochemistry so he could watch new HIV particles emerge or "bud" from human cells grown in the lab. In a new study in the journal PLOS ONE Saffarian and his colleagues showed that a protein named ALIX gets involved in the budding process later than once believed. Credit Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.