Viruses — Editors

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Viruses Editorial Office
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: viruses@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18

Section Editorial Boards

Antivirals & Vaccines

Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protoza

Animal Viruses

Insect Viruses

Bacterial Viruses

Prions

Editorial Office

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Eric O. Freed
Head, Virus-Cell Interaction Section, Deputy Director, HIV Drug Resistance Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Building 535, Room 110, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Tel. +1 301 846 6223; Fax: +1 301 846 6777
Website: http://home.ncifcrf.gov/hivdrp/Freed.html
E-Mail: efreed@mail.nih.gov
Interests: HIV assembly, release, and maturation; retroviral replication

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Curt Hagedorn *
Chief of Medicine, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Vice Chair of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Genetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4300 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Tel. +1 501-257-5866
Website: http://healthcare.utah.edu/fad/mddetail.php?physicianID=u0584328
E-Mail: chhagedorn@uams.edu
Interests: hepatitis C virus; HCV antivirals, antivirals targeting IRES elements, viral-host interactions, analysis of Pol II RNAs
* Section 'Antivirals & Vaccines'

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hohn *
Head Molecular Plant Virology, Botanical Institute, University of Basel, Section of Plant Physiology, Hebelstrasse 1, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 267 3502
Website: https://botanik.unibas.ch/en/staff/profile/person/hohn/
E-Mail: thomas.hohn@fmi.ch
* Section 'Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protoza'

Associate Editor
Dr. Karyn Johnson *
School of Biological Sciences, Goddard Building Room 375, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072, Australia
Tel. +1 61 7 3365 1358; Fax: +1 61 7 3365 1655
Website: http://www.biology.uq.edu.au/staff/karyn-johnson
E-Mail: karynj@uq.edu.au
Interests: Insect virology; insect immunity; RNA viruses; Wolbachia-microbe interactions
* Section 'Insect Viruses'

Associate Editor
Prof. Rob Lavigne *
Laboratory of Gene Technology, Department of Biosystems, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium
Tel. +32 16 329670; Fax: +32 16 321965
Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00024787
E-Mail: rob.lavigne@biw.kuleuven.be
Interests: bacteriophage research; molecular analysis; phage-host interactions; biotechnology; taxonomy
* Section 'Bacterial Viruses'

Associate Editor
Dr. Byron Caughey *
Senior Investigator, Chief, TSE/prion Biochemistry Section, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories, 903 S 4th St., Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
Tel. +1 406 363 9264; Fax: +1 406 363 9286
Website: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/labs/aboutlabs/lpvd/tseprionbiochemistrysection/pages/caughey.aspx
E-Mail: bcaughey@nih.gov
Interests: TSEs (prion diseases); Prion structure, amplification and detection, and disease prevention and therapeutics; Prion protein functions and cell biology; Protein-folding diseases
* Section 'Prions'

News and Views Editor
Dr. Rachel Van Duyne
Virus-Cell Interaction Section, HIV Drug Resistance Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute Building 535, Room 124, Frederick, MD 21701-1201, USA
Tel. +1 301 846 7436; Fax: +1 301 846 6777
E-Mail: rachel.vanduyne@nih.gov
Interests: HIV assembly, release; retroviral replication

Managing Editor
Ms. Delia Costache
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 35
E-Mail: costache@mdpi.com

Section Managing Editor
Dr. Franck Vazquez *
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: vazquez@mdpi.com
* Section 'Viruses of Plants, Fungi and Protoza'

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: rittman@mdpi.com

Editorial Board

Dr. Gian Paolo Accotto
Istituto di Virologia Vegetale, CNR Strada delle Cacce 73, Torino 10135, Italy
Tel. +39 011 397 79 16; Fax: +39 011 343 809
Website: http://www.cnr.it/istituti/DatiGenerali_eng.html?cds=107
Interests: geminiviruses; plant viruses; virus-plant interactions; resistance to plant viruses

Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann
Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, QC, G1K 7P4, Canada
Tel. +1 418 656 2131#2558; Fax: +1 418 656 7898
Website: http://www.ibis.ulaval.ca/chercheur_hwAckermann_en.shtml
Interests: emphasis on electron microscopy; classification; evolution; environment and virus taxonomy
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacteriophage Assembly

Prof. Dr. Stefano Aquaro
Department of Pharmaco-Biology, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
Tel. +39 0984 493130
Interests: virus evolution; macrophages; HIV pathogenesis; antivirals; HIV chemotherapy; neuroAIDS; mechanisms of virus entry; chemokines and chemokine receptors; role of astrocytes and neurones in HIV infection

Dr. Birke Bartosch
Centre de recherche en cancérologie de Lyon, UMR 5286, UMR_S 1052, Equipe 15, 151 cours Albert Thomas, 69424 Lyon Cedex 03, France
Tel. +33 472681975; Fax: +33 472681971
Website: http://cvscience.aviesan.fr/cv/963/birke-bartosch
Interests: flavivirus; hepatitis C virus; hepatitis B virus; virus-host cell interactions; hepatology; liver physiopathology; antivirals
Contribution: Special Issue: Hepatitis Viruses
Special Issue: Hepatitis C Pathology

Prof. Dr. David Bisaro
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb 60115, USA.
Website: http://molgen.osu.edu/people/bisaro
Interests: Geminivirus, gene silencing, silencing suppression, DNA methylation, virus induced gene silencing (VIGS)

Dr. Christopher C. Broder
Department of Microbiology and Immunology B4106, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Tel. +1 301 295 3401; Fax: +1 301 295 1545
Website: http://www.usuhs.edu/faculty/christopherbroder-mic.html
Interests: Virus-host cell interactions; enveloped virus entry, viral glycoprotein structure and function and virus receptors; viral vaccine and therapeutics development; HIV, paramyxoviruses, emerging viruses, henipaviruses - Nipah and Hendra, filoviruses - Ebola and Marburg, Australian Bat Lyssavirus; membrane fusion; animal models; Filoviruses

Prof. Dr. Robert Mark Laidlaw Buller
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Saint Louis University Medical Center, Edward A. Doisy Research Center, 1100 South Grand, St. Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
Tel. +1 314 977 8870
Website: http://medschool.slu.edu/mmi/index.php?page=r-mark-l-buller-ph-d
Interests: viral pathogenesis; small animal models of infectious disease; poxviruses, innate immunity; ectromelia, vaccinia, monkeypox and variola viruses

Prof. Dr. Craig Cameron
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University, 201 Althouse Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Tel. +1 814 863 8705; Fax: +1 814 863 7024
Website: http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/cec9
Interests: molecular details of genome replication in positive-strand RNA viruses and identification of components of this process suitable for antiviral drug development

Prof. Dr. Anamaris M. Colberg-Poley
Professor of Integrative Systems Biology, Pediatrics, and Biochemistry/Molecular Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Room M5110, Children's National Health System, 111 Michigan Ave., NW Washington, DC 20010, USA
Tel. +1 202 476 3984; Fax: +1 202 476 6014
Website: http://www.gwumc.edu/smhs/facultydirectory/profile.cfm?empName=Anamaris%20Colberg-Poley&FacID=2046576859&show=1
Interests: human herpesviruses, cytomegalovirus, virus-host cell interactions, intracellular protein trafficking, proteome, confocal imaging, superresolution imaging, transcriptional and post-transcription regulation of gene expression
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent CMV Research

Dr. François-Loïc Cosset
Human Virology Department, Inserm U758 - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 46 allée d'Italie, 69364 Lyon, Cedex 07, France
Tel. +33 472 72 87 32; Fax: +33 472 72 81 37
Website: http://cvscience.aviesan.fr/cv/883/francois-loic-cosset
Interests: properties of the viral surface glycoproteins derived from retroviruses; flaviviruses; hepaciviruses and influenza viruses; development of novel gene transfer vectors and viral engineering techniques
Contribution: Special Issue: Humoral Responses Against HCV

Dr. David T. Curiel
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, 4511 Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
Tel. +1 314 362 9789; Fax: +1 314 362 9797
Website: http://radonc.wustl.edu/cancerbiology/curiel.html
Interests: adenovirus; virotherapy; gene therapy
Contribution: Special Issue: Adenoviral Vectors
Special Issue: Adenoviral Vectors

Prof. Dr. Henryk Czosnek
Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture; Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Tel. + 972 8 9489249; Fax: + 972 8 9468265
Website: http://departments.agri.huji.ac.il/plantscience/staff-eng/czosnek.html
Interests: genetic engineering; molecular genetics; plant genetic engineering; biotechnology in agriculture; aspects of plant molecular biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Viruses

Prof. Dr. Erik De Clercq
Rega Institute for Medical Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/cv/u0003934e.htm
Interests: antivirals; chemotherapy of virus infections; chemotherapy of AIDS; chemotherapy of malignant diseases; molecular mechanism of action of antiviral and antitumor agents; enzyme targets for antiviral and antitumor agents; nucleoside and nucleotide analogues; reverse transcriptase inhibitors; Virus adsorption inhibitors; anti-HIV agents; cellular targets for antiviral agents

Prof. Dr. Biao Ding
Department of Molecular Genetics, 207 Rightmire Hall, Ohio State University, 1060 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Tel. +1 614 247 6077; Fax: +1 614 292 5379
Website: https://molgen.osu.edu/people/ding
Interests: viroids; RNA silencing; systemic movement of plant viruses; replication of plant viruses; virus-plant interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Subviral RNAs

Prof. Dr. Eleanor N. Fish
Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 67 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M1, Canada
Tel. +1 416 340 5380; Fax: +1 416 340 3453
Website: http://www.immunology.utoronto.ca/faculty/directory/fish.htm
Interests: interferons; chemokines; infectious diseases; autoimmune diseases; antivirals

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Flores Pedauye
Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Valencia, Spain
Website: http://www.ibmcp.csic.es/index.php?id_grp=34
Interests: Viroids, plant RNA viruses, RNA silencing, viral evolution, hepatitis delta virus

Prof. Dr. Feng Gao
Duke University Medical Center, Human Vaccine Institute, 109B Research Park I, DUMC 103020, NC 27710, USA
Tel. +1 919 668 6433; Fax: +1 919 668 6435
Website: http://dhvi.duke.edu/faculty/details/0285306
Interests: HIV; genetic variation and evolution; vaccine; drug resistance
Contribution: Special Issue: AIDS Vaccine
Special Issue: AIDS Vaccine 2014

Prof. Dr. Philippe Georgel
Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire Humaine, Centre de Recherche en Immunologie et Hématologie, Faculté de Médecine, 4 rue Kirschleger, 67085 Strasbourg, Cedex, France
Tel. +33 390 243 995; Fax: +33 390 244 016
Interests: VSV; MCMV; TLR; nuclear receptors; interferon; innate immunity
Contribution: Special Issue: Antiviral Responses to Herpes Viruses

Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Goff
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, 701 W. 168 St, HHSC 1310c, New York, NY 10032, USA
Tel. +1 212 305 3794; Fax: +1 212 305 5106
Website: http://www.microbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/goff.html
Interests: retroviral replication; tyrosine kinase oncogenes

Dr. Kim Y. Green
Norovirus Gastroenteritis Unit, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Tel. +1 (301) 594 1665; Fax: +1 (301) 480 5031
Website: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/LABSANDRESOURCES/LABS/ABOUTLABS/LID/CALICIVIRUSES/Pages/default.aspx

Dr. Ian N. Hampson
University of Manchester Gynaecological Oncology Labs., School of Cancer & Enabling Sciences, Research Floor, St Mary's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, UK
Tel. +44 1617 016938
Website: http://www.medicine.manchester.ac.uk/staff/90609
Interests: mechanisms of viral carcinogenesis; molecular and cellular biology - gene function, gene regulation and gene expression; molecular cloning; plasmid construction; quantitative PCR; protein immuno-detection; yeast two hybrid, targeted gene silencing and gene transfer; antiviral therapeutics in particular HIV protease inhibitors; human papilloma virus pathology and therapeutics

Dr. Johannes Jehle
Laboratory of Biotechnological Crop Production, Department of Phytopathology, Agricultural Service Center Palatinate (DLR Rheinpfalz), Breitenweg 71, 67435 Neustadt/Wstr., Germany
Tel. +49 6321 671482; Fax: +49 6321 671387
Website: http://www.jki.bund.de/no_cache/de/startseite/institute/biologischer-pflanzenschutz/personal/dr-habil-johannes-jehle.html
Interests: dsDNA viruses; insect viruses; Baculoviridae; virus evolution; virus classification

Prof. Dr. Richard J. Kuhn
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Hockmeyer Hall, 249 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971, USA
Tel. +1 (765) 494 4407; Fax: +1 (765) 496 1189
Website: http://www.bio.purdue.edu/development_disease/directory.php?refID=16
Interests: alphaviruses; flaviviruses

Dr. Jens H. Kuhn
NIH/NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF-Frederick), B-8200 Research Plaza, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Tel. +1 301 631 7245; Fax: +1 301 631 7389
Website: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/BiodefenseRelated/Biodefense/PublicMedia/pages/faqs.aspx
Interests: arenaviruses; biodefense; bioengagement; BSL-4; filoviruses; henipaviruses; Kyasanur Forest disease virus; nairoviruses; phleboviruses; Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus; simian hemorrhagic fever virus
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Filovirus Research 2012
Special Issue: Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research 2014-2015

Dr. Feng Li
Departments of Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences and Biology/Microbiology, SAW 168D, Box 2175, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Tel. +1 605 688 6036; Fax: +1 605 688 6003
Website: http://sdstate.edu/index/directory/directory-detail.cfm?view=detail&ci=1167
Interests: influenza virus assembly and replication; antiviral therapeutics and vaccine; veterinary virology

Dr. Brett Lindenbach
Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University, School of Medicine, 295 Congress Ave., BCMM 354C, New Haven, CT 06536-0812, USA
Tel. +1 203 785 4705; Fax: +1 203 737 2630
Website: http://medicine.yale.edu/micropath/people/brett_lindenbach.profile
Contribution: Special Issue: Antivirals Against Hepatitis C Virus

Prof. Dr. Shan-Lu Liu
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center Room 471, University of Missouri, 1201 Rollins St., Columbia, MO 65211-7310, USA
Tel. +1 573 882 4770; Fax: +1 573 884 9676
Website: http://medicine.missouri.edu/mmi/liu-s.html
Interests: retroviral entry and oncogenesis; membrane fusion and cell entry of HCV and Ebolavirus; cellular restriction factors against viral infections; viral envelope glycoproteins; lentiviral vectors and gene therapy

Dr. Kenneth Lundstrom
PanTherapeutics, Rue des Remparts 4, CH-1095 Lutry, Switzerland
Tel. +41 79 776 6351
Interests: viral gene therapy; viral vaccines; gene expression using viral vectors; structural biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Gene Therapy with Emphasis on RNA Interference

Dr. Ian M. Mackay
Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases (QPID) Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre (SASVRC), Royal Children's Hospital, Herston Road, Queensland 4029, Australia
Tel. +61 7 3636 1619; Fax: +61 7 3636 1401
Interests: human respiratory viruses; human enteroviruses; human rhinoviruses; virus discovery; paediatric virology; diagnostic PCR
Contribution: Special Issue: Newly Identified Respiratory Viruses

Dr. Wayne A. Marasco
Department of Cancer, Immunology & AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Tel. +1 617 632 2153; Fax: +1 617 632 3889
Website: http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/membership/profile/member/1004/0/
Interests: human antibody engineering; use of human antibodies in discovery research and in the treatment of human diseases

Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 672, KMRB 3-9615 Rochester, 14642 NY, USA
Tel. +1 585 276 4733; Fax: +1 585 473 9573
Website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/mbi/resources/labs/Martinez-Sobrido_Lab/
Interests: microbiology and immunology; evasion of the innate immune response by viruses; type I interferon (IFN); arenaviruses; influenza viruses
Contribution: Special Issue: Interferon Antiviral Response and Viral Evasion

Prof. Dr. Jane McKeating
Division of Immunity and Infection, Institute of Biomedical Research Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Tel. +44 121 414 8173; Fax: +44 121 414 3599
Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/iandi/mckeating-jane.aspx
Contribution: Special Issue: Viral-bacterial Interactions
Special Issue: Hypoxia and Viruses

Dr. Luis Menéndez-Arias
Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa" [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid], c/ Nicolás Cabrera 1, Campus de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 196 4494
Website: https://cordis.europa.eu/partners/web/lmenendezarias
Interests: HIV; reverse transcription; drug resistance; genetic variation; proteolytic processing; HIV protease
Contribution: Special Issue: Retroviral Enzymes

Prof. Dr. Patrick S. Moore
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5117 Centre Ave, Res Pav 1.8, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Tel. +1 412 623 7721; Fax: +1 412 623 7715
Website: http://www.tumorvirology.pitt.edu/psmoore.html
Interests: Merkel cell polyomavirus; Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus

Dr. Viktor Müller
Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány P. s. 1/C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
Tel. +36 1 372 2500/8798; Fax: +36 1 381 2188
Website: http://ramet.elte.hu/~viktor/
Interests: virus dynamics; HIV evolution and epidemiology
Contribution: Special Issue: HIV Dynamics and Evolution
Special Issue: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of Viruses

Dr. Akira Ono
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, 5736 Medical Science Building II, 1150 W. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0620, USA
Tel. +1 734 615 4407; Fax: +1 734 764 3562
Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/microbio/bio/ono.htm
Interests: roles played by membrane microdomain structures (lipid rafts) and phosphoinositides in virus replication; molecular mechanisms that determine the sites of virus assembly
Contribution: Special Issue: Role of Lipids in Virus Replication

Prof. Dr. Massimo Palmarini
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 141 330 2541
Website: http://www.cvr.ac.uk
Interests: viral pathogenesis, veterinary virology, virus-host cells interactions, bluetongue virus, Schmallenberg virus

Dr. Joanna Parish
Royal Society University Research Fellow, School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Tel. +44 121 415 8151
Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/cancer/parish-jo.aspx
Interests: papillomavirus; transcription; virus-host interactions; viral persistence; mitosis
Contribution: Special Issue: Tumour Viruses

Prof. Dr. Colin Parrish
College of Veterinary Medicine, James A. Baker Institute, Cornell University, Hungerford Hill Road, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Tel. +1 607 256 5650; Fax: +1 607 256 5608
Website: http://bakerinstitute.vet.cornell.edu/faculty/view.php?id=182
Interests: parvovirus; host range variation and control; TfR receptor; virus evolution; virus structure

Dr. Vinay Pathak
HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute NCI-Frederick, P.O. Box B, Building 535, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Tel. +1 301 846 1710; Fax: +1 301 846 6013
Website: http://home.ncifcrf.gov/hivdrp/Pathak.html
Interests: viral and host factors that generate mutations in HIV-1 and MLV; antiviral drug resistance, in vivo reverse transcription
Contribution: Special Issue: HIV Drug Resistance 2010

Prof. Dr. Boris Matija Peterlin
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology UCSF U432, 533 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-0703, USA
Tel. +1 415 502 1905; Fax: +1 415 502 1901
Website: http://labs.medicine.ucsf.edu/bmplab/
Interests: transcription; replication of HIV; Tat; Nef; Vif; restriction; mobile genetic elements, viral assembly and release; trafficking

Prof. Dr. Stefan Poehlmann
Infection Biology Unit, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
Tel. +49 551 385 1155; Fax: +49 551 385 1184
Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/362311.html
Interests: HIV; filoviruses; coronaviruses; influenza viruses; virus-host cell interactions; entry; lectins

Prof. Eric M. Poeschla
Gill Endowed Chair in HIV Research and Head, Division of Infectious Diseases University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Tel. +1 303-724-8770; Fax: +1 507-254-1781
Website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/medicine/news/Pages/Poeschla-Named-Head-Division-of-Infectious-Diseases.aspx
Interests: HIV-1 integration, LEDGF/p75, emerging viruses, innate immuity

Prof. Dr. Vincent R. Racaniello
Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 701 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032, USA
Tel. +1 212 305 5707; Fax: +1 212 305 5106
Website: http://www.microbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/racaniello.html
Interests: molecular biology of picornavirus replication and pathogenesis; video podcasts graduate level virology course

Prof. Dr. Polly Roy
Department of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Room 363b, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Tel. +44 20 7927 2324; Fax: +44 20 7927 2839
Website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/roy.polly
Interests: orbiviruses; rotaviruses; viral vaccines; virus assembly and structure
Contribution: Special Issue: Virus-based Vaccines

Prof. Dr. Jamil S. Saad
Department of Microbiology, BBRB 366/15 University of Alabama at Birmingham 845 19th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294-2170, USA
Tel. +205 996 9282; Fax: +205 996 4008
Website: https://services.medicine.uab.edu/facultydirectory/iFacultyData.asp?s_org=392200000&s_appttype=Primary&FID=29430
Interests: HIV; Gag; NMR; cancer; drug design

Dr. Donald Seto
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 10900 University Blvd., MSN 5B3, Occoquan Bldg, Rm 325, George Mason University, Manassas, VA 20110, USA
Tel. +1 703 993 8403
Website: http://binf.gmu.edu/dseto/
Interests: genomics and bioinformatics of adenovirus; molecular evolution; coinfections; emergent viral pathogens; comparative genomics; bioinformatic tools development; diagnostics and surveillance
Contribution: Special Issue: Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Anne Simon
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Tel. +1 301 405 8975; Fax: +1 301 314 7930
Website: http://www.cbmg.umd.edu/faculty/annesimon
Interests: plant viruses; plus-strand RNA virus replication/translation; RNA structure/function

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stamminger
Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, University Hospital Erlangen, Schlossgarten 4, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Tel. +49 9131 852 6783; Fax: +49 9131 8522101
Website: http://www.sfb796.forschung.uni-erlangen.de/sub-projects/b3-thomas-stamminger.shtml
Interests: human cytomegalovirus; herpesviruses; DNA viruses; virus-host interactions; transcriptional regulation; nucleo-cytoplasmic transport; intrinsic immunity

Dr. Daniel Stone
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Mailstop D3-100, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Tel. +1 206 667 4875; Fax: +1 206 667 4411
Website: https://www.fhcrc.org/en/labs/profiles/stone-daniel.html
Interests: development of novel viral vector systems for gene therapy; events that initiate innate immunity and toxicity following virus exposure; mechanisms that facilitate virus attachment, entry, replication and pathogenesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Viral Vector Systems for Gene Therapy

Prof. Dr. Artur Summerfield
Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI), Sensemattstrasse 293, 3147 Mittelhäusern, Switzerland
Tel. +41 31 848 9377; Fax: +41 31 8489222
Website: http://www.ivi.ch
Interests: viral immunology and pathogenesis; interferon; haemorrhagic fever viruses

Dr. William M. Switzer
Non-HIV Surveillance Activity Leader, Laboratory Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., MS G-45 Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Tel. +1 404 639 0219; Fax: +1 404 639 0092
Interests: retroviral zoonoses; molecular epidemiology; viral evolution; exogenous and endogenous mammalian retroviruses

Prof. Dr. Hengli Tang
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, 319 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
Tel. +850 645 2403; Fax: +850 645 8447
Website: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-tang.php
Interests: virus-host cell interactions; antiviral drugs and resistance; cellular cofactors for viral infection; hepatitis C virus; HIV; stem cells and differentiation; cell culture models for viral infection
Contribution: Special Issue: Cyclophilins and Viruses

Prof. Dr. James L. Van Etten
Department of Plant Pathology, 205 Morrison Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
Tel. +1 402 472 3168; Fax: +1 402 472 3323
Website: http://www.unl.edu/virologycenter/james-van-etten-phd
Interests: PBCV-1; chlorella viruses (Chloroviruses); algal viruses (Phycodnaviruses); large dsDNA viruses

Dr. Xiao-Fang Yu
W. Harry Feinstone Department, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St., Room E5148, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Tel. +1 410 955 3768; Fax: +1 410 614 8263
Website: http://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/772/Yu/Xiao-Fang
Interests: HIV; HBV; host restriction; innate immunity; vaccine; ubiquitin

Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics BPS 2215, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48864, USA
Tel. +1 517 884 5314; Fax: +1 517 353 8957
Website: http://www.mmg.msu.edu/zheng.html
Interests: retroviral restriction factors that particularly target HIV-1

Dr. Véronique Ziegler-Graff
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du CNRS, 12, rue du général Zimmer, 67084 Strasbourg cedex, France
Website: http://www.ibmp.cnrs.fr/index.php?id=33&L=1&tx_labstructdef_pi1[viewType]=team&tx_labstructdef_pi1[showUid]=62
Interests: Polerovirus,

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