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27 May 2015: Hantavirus in the Northern Red-backed Vole

Genetic evidence is provided for the first time that Hokkaido virus (HOKV) is harbored by both the grey red-backed vole (Myodes rufocanus) and northern red-backed vole (Myodes rutilus) in Siberian Russia. That HOKV was found irrespective of whether the dominant Myodes species was M. rutilus (Teletsk…

20 May 2015: Partnership with Hawaii Biotech Pursues Vaccine Against Ebola

The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine is ready to move forward with human clinical trials for a vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

“Based on animal trials in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys, we have selected now a formulation we believe is worth testing in humans,” said A…

03 May 2015: Saguna Verma and Chi-Yun Lai - AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship

Dr. Saguna Verma, Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa is recipient of the 2015 American Association of Immunologist (AAI) Careers in Immunology Fellowship. The AAI Car…

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Recent Publications
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 2015, Hokkaido genotype of Puumala virus in the grey red-backed vole (Myodes rufocanus) and northern red-backed vole (Myodes rutilus) in Siberia.
Yashina LN, Abramov SA, Dupal TA, Danchinova GA, Malyshev BS, Hay J, Gu SH, Yanagihara R.

Three species of Myodes voles known to harbor hantaviruses include the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), which serves as the reservoir host of Puumala virus (PUUV), the prototype arvicolid rodent-borne hantavirus causing hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Europe, and the grey red-backed vol…

Genome Announcements, 2015, Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain OCN003, isolated from Kaneohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawaii.
Beurmann S, Videau P, Ushijima B, Smith AM, Aeby GS, Callahan SM, Belcaid M.

Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain OCN003 is a marine gammaproteobacterium that was isolated from a diseased colony of the common Hawaiian reef coral, Montipora capitata, found on a reef surrounding Moku o Lo’e in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Here, we report the complete genome of Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain OCN…

Molecular Ecology, 2015, Demystifying computer science for molecular ecologists.
Belcaid M, Toonen RJ.

In this age of data-driven science and high-throughput biology, computational thinking is becoming an increasingly important skill for tackling both new and long-standing biological questions. However, despite its obvious importance and conspicuous integration into many areas of biology, computer sc…

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Seminars & Events
22 May 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tung T. Hoang, Ph.D.

The ‘Transitome’ of Burkholderia pseudomallei Reveals Novel Mechanisms and Regulation of Virulence

07 May 2015, 10:30 AM
Rebecca LaFond, Ph.D.

Preperation of High Quality Single Cells Suspensions: How to Improve Your Signal and Get Your Analysis Faster Strategies for Unwanted Cell Populations or Dead Cells

16 March 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Richard Neher, Ph.D.

RNA Virus Evolution: Tracing Quasi-species of HIV-1 and Predicting Influenza Viruses

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22 June 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday and Tuesday)

Software Carpentry Workshop

03 February 2015, 9:30 AM
Bela Desai, Ph.D.

Principles of Flow Cytometry and Applications

15 March 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Robert Bowers, Ph. D.

Using QIIME for Microbial Community Analysis

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Recent Grants
NIH/NIAID, R21AI109449 Immunity to Placental Malaria: Persistence of Antibodies to VAR2CSA
12/19/2014 - 11/30/2016
NIH/NIAID, R01AI110769 Mature Virus-like Particles as a New Strategy for Dengue Virus Vaccines
04/01/2014 - 03/31/2019
NIH/NIAID, R21AI105286 Defining Immunity to Placental Malaria using a Multi-assay Predictive Model
03/01/2014 - 02/28/2016
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