Topical Advisory Panel


Dr. Ramy Abou Ghayda
University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Interests: public health; epidemiology; men's health; covid-19; urology; andrology; male infertility
Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
Interests: pathogenesis; animal modeling; zoonotic spillover; transmission
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Dr. Maíra Aguiar
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1. Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Bilbao, Spain
2. Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, Povo TN, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; public heath; infectious disease dynamics; vaccine efficacy; vaccination program; modeling; bio-statistics; bayesian analysis; complex dynamics; prediction
CICS-UBI–Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, 6201-506 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: separation and purification methodologies; recombinant proteins; therapeutic nucleic acids
* Regional Editor of Portugal
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Radiotherapy and OncoImmunology Laboratory, Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, 6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: tumor microenvironment; immunotherapy; radiotherapy
Dr. Stephanie A. Archer-Hartmann
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Interests: mass spectrometry; proteomics; glycomics; carbohydrate research
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: veterinary parasitology; tritrichomonas; neospora; toxoplasma; immune response; animal models; gene editing; CRISPR-Cas9; oocysts
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Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College, London, UK
Interests: adaptive immunity; anthrax; b cells; bacteria; influenza; plague; respiratory; RSV; T cells; virus
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The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
Interests: pancreatic cancer; cancer cachexia
1. Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029, USA
2. Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, New York, NY 10029, USA
Interests: influenza virus vaccines; SARS-CoV-2; influenza immunology; SARS-CoV-2 vaccines; SARS-CoV-2 immunology; emerging viruses
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Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Interests: vectors; arboviruses; virus ecology; animal models
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Dr. Chieko Azuma
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KC, USA
Interests: tumor physiology and functional imaging; advanced radiotherapy; comparative oncology studies; effects of radiation in systemic response; cancer immunotherapy
Molecular Cardiology Laboratory, IRCCS-Policlinico San Donato, 20132 Milano, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular research; Circular RNAs (circRNAs); extracellular vesicles; angiogenesis; oncology; Natural Killer cells
Dr. Ronald A. Backer
Institute for Molecular Medicine, Paul Klein Center for Immune Intervention, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, 55131 Mainz, Germany
Interests: dendritic cell development; homeostasis and function antigen-(cross) presentation; viral infection; anti-viral; T cell responses; memory vs. effector T cell different
1. Institute of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Jena University Hospital/Friedrich-Schiller-University, 07743 Jena, Germany
2. Department of Medicine I, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: humoral and cell-mediated immune response to microbes; vaccination and infection in the immunocompromised host and in the elderly; tick-borne encephalitis vaccination; pneumococcal vaccination
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1211B Abramson Research Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: cell and molecular biology; immunology; metabolomics
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: emerging zoonotic viruses; virus-vector-host interactions; recombinant vaccines; vaccines
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Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
Interests: molecular virology; HIV/AIDS; antiviral drugs; microRNAs
Dr. Andrea Barbara
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: telemedicine; digital patient portal; vaccinations
Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), Center for Predictive Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: infection and immunity; immunotherapy; check-point inhibitors and stimulators; T cell response against SARS-CoV-2; viral immunity; translational research; clinical trials; bacterial and viral vaccines; immune mechanism behind antivirals; host-pathogen immunology
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Dr. Victoria K. Baxter
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: immune response to viral infections; viral immunology; encephalitic arboviruses; viral pathogenesis; adaptive immune response; animal models of viral infections
Department of Immunology, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: B cells; Ag-specific B cells; BCR repertoire; pertussis infection and vaccination; primary and booster vaccination; flow cytometry; molecular biology
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Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena, Modena, Italy
Interests: anesthesia; intensive care; neurocritical care; COVID-19
Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06129 Perugia, Italy
Interests: atherosclerosis; endothelial injury and repair; vascular regeneration; inflammation; immune tolerance; cancer; HIV infection; COVID-19
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Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, 50134 Florence, Italy
Interests: epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases; health technology assessment (HTA) and pharmaeconomic evaluations; seroepidemiology studies of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases
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Immunology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Interests: clinical trials; cancer; immunotherapy; antibody; oncolytic virus; pd-1; ctla-4; genomics; targeted therapy
Dr. Tanima Bose
1. Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
2. Institute for Clinical Neuroimmunology, Ludwigs-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany
Interests: autoimmune hepatitis
Dr. Marian Brennan
Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 15503, Ireland
Interests: haemostasis; platelets; sepsis; drug discovery; fc receptors; immune mediated thrombocytopenia; malaria; COVID-19
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