Profiles in "Viruses" Expertise Area

  • Chen is a molecular biologist who specializes in developing novel human therapeutics and vaccines in plants to combat infectious diseases, cancer, and biological warfare agents.
  • Scotch's research focuses on genomic epidemiology and bioinformatics and RNA viruses with a particular interest in influenza A viruses (human and avian).
  • Blattman is an immunologist who studies how the immune system responds to vaccination and viral infection.
  • Wei Kong and team utilizes self-destructing Salmonella and gut-beneficial bacteria to deliver protective antigens, DNA vaccines, therapeutics against cancers and neurological disorders.
  • Jacobs is an expert on a poxvirus called vaccinia. He has genetically engineered vaccinia as a vehicle against infectious agents, bioterrorism threats, cancer and other viruses, including HIV.
  • Mor is a molecular biologist and biochemist whose research focuses on using plants to produce useful and therapeutic polypeptides, proteins and enzymes.
  • Hogue is a virologist who studies how coronaviruses, a large family of RNA viruses, that includes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), assemble and cause disease.
  • Dr. Shengxi Chen focuses on developing new¬†therapeutic agents for treatment of breast cancers; and developing new detection methods to diagnose dengue and SAR-CoV-2 RNAs .¬†