I am currently an undergraduate in the final year of my degree. Initially, I wanted to be a medical doctor until I took a General Virology class. Suddenly, these absolutely astonishing(and usually beautiful) biological entities were all I could think about. I was no longer concerned with treating patients, I wanted to study viruses exclusively(obviously except for the biology of the host as it relates to a virus’s life cycle). My question is, how do I get involved in research for classifying viruses? At this point, I’m willing to study any virus for any ethical application. Plant, fungal, Archeal, anything! But most of all I would love to dedicate my life to classifying our abundant friends!