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27 May 2015: Hantavirus in the Northern Red-backed Vole
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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
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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
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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
Journal of Virology, 2015, Complexity of neutralization antibodies against multiple dengue viral serotypes after heterotypic immunization and secondary infection revealed by in-depth analysis of cross-reactive antibodies.
Tsai WY, Durbin A, Tsai JJ, Hsieh SC, Whitehead S, Wang WK.

The four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV) are the leading cause of arboviral diseases in humans. Despite the presence of neutralizing antibodies, a moderate efficacy was recently reported in Phase 2b and 3 trials of a dengue vaccine; a better understanding of neutralizing antibodies in polyclonal hu…


Genome Announcements, 2015, Whole-genome sequence of a novel hantavirus isolated from the European mole (Talpa europaea).
Gu SH, Hejduk J, Markowski J, Markowski M, Liberski PP, Yanagihara R.

The complete genome sequence of Nova virus, a novel hantavirus isolated from a European mole (Talpa europaea) captured in central Poland, was determined. The availability of this sequence will facilitate the search for other mole-borne hantaviruses and will accelerate the acquisition of new knowledg…


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…


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Seminars & Events
22 May 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tung T. Hoang, Ph.D.
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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.
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RNA Virus Evolution: Tracing Quasi-species of HIV-1 and Predicting Influenza Viruses


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

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/NIGMS, P30GM114737 Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
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
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