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Section Board for 'Emerging Pathogens' (22)

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Dr. Melinda Brindley
1. Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
2. Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: enveloped virus entry; Measles; Ebola; Lassa; Zika; viral fusion
Dr. Monica Borucki
Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Interests: virology; emerging viruses; cross-species transmission; viral quasispecies analysis; RNA virus evolution; arboviruses
Prof. Dr. Luis Enjuanes
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología CNB-CSIC), 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: coronaviruses; virus host-interaction; vaccine development
Dr. Dennis E. Kyle
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: malaria; drug discovery and development; mechanisms of drug resistance; Naegleria fowleri; Balamuthia mandrillaris; Acanthamoeba sp.
Dr. Tommy Tsan-Yuk Lam
State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: bioinformatics; pathogen evolution, epidemiology and ecology; phylogenetics
Prof. Dr. Susanna Sternberg Lewerin
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: infection epidemiology; disease prevention and control; animal infections; antimicrobial resistance; one health
Prof. Dr. Luis Martinez-Sobrido
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
Interests: virology; vaccines; antivirals; influenza viruses; arenaviruses; Zika virus; coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; innate immunity; adaptive immunity; interferon; virus-host interactions
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Dr. Masahiro Kajihara
Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 001-0020, Japan
Interests: hemorrhagic fever viruses; zoonotic viruses; filoviruses; paramyxoviruses; bunyaviruses
Dr. Makoto Ozawa
Laboratory of Animal Hygiene, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1-21-24 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
Interests: basic and applied research with recombinant influenza viruses; animal influenza surveillance; swine viral diseases
Prof. Dr. Delia Goletti
National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, 00149 Roma, Italy
Interests: immunity to M. tuberculosis; Echinococcus granulosus; SARS-CoV-2; HIV
Dr. Ghazi Kayali
1. Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2. Human Link, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Interests: influenza; coronavirus; emerging zoonotic viruses
Dr. Byeonghwa Jeon
Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: foodborne pathogens; stress tolerance; antibiotic resistance
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Prof. Dr. Adrie J.C. Steyn
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1. Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
2. Africa Health Research Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
Interests: Mtb bioenergetics; energy metabolism; immunometabolism; human TB pathogenesis; host gasotransmitters
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Dr. Ubydul Haque
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, North Texas, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Interests: global health; climate change and health; natural disaster and health
Dr. Florian Liegeois
Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle- Unité Mixe de Recherche 224 (MIVEGEC), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Univ. Montpellier, 34398 Montpellier, France
Interests: emerging infection diseases; virology; zoonoses; evolution; phylogeny; cross-species transmission; molecular and serologic diagnostics
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Dr. Syra Madad

System-wide Special Pathogens Program, New York City Health + Hospitals, 125 Worth Street, Suite 412, New York, NY 10013, USA
Interests: highly infectious disease preparedness and response; emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; global health
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Dr. Bonto Faburay
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: vaccinology; molecular and serological diagnostics; molecular epidemiology; biosurveillance; virology; emerging infectious diseases: transboundary, animal and zoonotic disease
Prof. Dr. Torsten Seuberlich
Division of Experimental Clinical Research, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: neuroinfectious diseases; veterinary medicine; prions; metagenomics
Dr. Teemu Smura
Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: virus evolution including studies on the genetic variation of virus populations, molecular epidemiology of RNA viruses, the evolutionary mechanisms behind the emergence of viruses and viral genetic determinants of virus cell/tissue tropism
Dr. Reed F. Johnson
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Interests: host response; pathogenesis; SHFV; simarterivirus; simian hemorrhagic fever; viral hemorrhagic fever; Ebola virus, filovirus, orthopoxvirus, emerging infectious diseases
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M5, Canada
Interests: forest pathology; forest invasive alien and indigenous pathogens; molecular ecology and diagnostics; mycoviruses; biological control science and technology
Dr. Katalin Wilkinson
1. The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT, UK
2. Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
Interests: T cell immunology; human TB; HIV; the immunology of HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB); reconstitution of the immune response during antiretroviral treatment; correlates of protection; Tuberculosis-Associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (TB-IRIS); T cell response to SARS-CoV2
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