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01 January 2016: COBRE Small Grants Program

The purpose of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Small Grants Program is to provide support via three funding mechanisms to University of Hawaii (UH) faculty engaged in research in microbiology, immunology, emerging infectious diseases and tropical medicine. However, research pro…


23 October 2015: Awardees of the 2015 COBRE Small Grants Program
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Bridging support and pilot funding have been awarded to four highly meritorious proposals, submitted in response to the COBRE Small Grants Program funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The awardees are:

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Sandra P. Chang, Ph.D. (Notch Signaling during Human B-cell Development and Activation)
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29 July 2015: COBRE Small Grants Program
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APPLICATION DUE DATE: August 21, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (Hawaii time)
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PERIOD: August to September 2015
EARLIEST ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: October 1, 2015

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University of Hawaii (UH) faculty engaged in research in microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases and tropical medicine a…


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Recent Publications
Scientific Reports, 2015, Dynamic changes in host gene expression associated with H5N8 avian influenza virus infection in mice.
Park SJ, Kumar M, Kwon HI, Seong RK, Han K, Song JM, Kim CJ, Choi YK, Shin OS.

Emerging outbreaks of newly found, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) viruses have been reported globally. Previous studies have indicated that H5N8 pathogenicity in mice is relatively moderate compared with H5N1 pathogenicity. However, detailed mechanisms underlying avian influenza pa…


Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2015, Molecular genotyping of human papillomavirus l1 gene in low-risk and high-risk populations in Bangkok.
Leaungwutiwong P, Bamrungsak B, Jittmittraphap A, Maneekan P, Kosoltanapiwat N, Kalambaheti T, Kelley JF.

High- and low-risk HPV genotypes persist in high-risk groups in Bangkok. Some genotypes infecting at-risk populations are not vaccine preventable. These findings may help to elucidate the prevalence of HPV infections in Thailand and serve as the basis for additional investigations into risk factors …


Oncotarget, 2015, Insights into the role of immunosenescence during varicella zoster virus infection (shingles) in the aging cell model.
Kim JA, Park SK, Kumar M, Lee CH, Shin OS.

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the etiological agent of shingles, a painful skin rash that affects a significant proportion of the elderly population. In the present study, we used two aging cell models, Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) fibroblasts and stress or replicative senescence-in…


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Seminars & Events
03 February 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Beth-Ann Coller, Ph.D.

Clinical Development of a Recombinant Ebola Vaccine in the Midst of an Unprecedented Outbreak


12 November 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Marc Horwitz, Ph.D.
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How a Common Everyday Virus like Epstein-Barr Virus can Predispose for Multiple Sclerosis


22 October 2015, 10:00 AM
Colin Fitzpatrick, M.S.

Innovative Solutions for Quantitative Gene and Protein Expression - Visualize Whole Populations to the Single Cell- with Luminex, Flowcytometry, and Microscopy


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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/NIAID, R01AI119185 Defining a Protective Ebola Vaccine in Non-human Primates
08/28/2015 - 07/31/2019
Hawaii Community Foundation, 15ADVC-75878 West Nile Virus NS2B-NS3 Heterodimer as a Potential Target for Antiviral Drug Development
07/15/2015 - 01/14/2017
Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisitions Administration, W81XWH-15-R-0015 US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Requirement to Develop, Produce and Deploy MAGPIX-Based Immunoassays
07/13/2015 - 07/12/2016
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