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Section Board for 'Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals' (31)

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Prof. Dr. Akinori Takaoka
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Division of Signaling in Cancer and Immunology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Interests: innate immune; innate sensors and innate signalings for host defense against infectious diseases and cancer
Prof. Dr. Curt Hagedorn
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Section Associate Editor
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and Chief, Gastroenterology, Medicine Service, New Mexico Veterans Healthcare System Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
Interests: hepatitis C virus; HCV antivirals, antivirals targeting IRES elements, viral-host interactions, analysis of Pol II RNAs
Prof. Dr. Lianpan Dai
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CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: vaccines; viral immunity; B cell immunity; RNA virus; coronavirus; flavivirus; neutralizing antibody
Dr. Ester Ballana Guix
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Section Associate Editor
AIDS Research Institute-IrsiCaixa and Health Research Institute Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP), Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain
Interests: HIV; retroviruses; virus restriction; virus-host interactions; antiviral drug development; antiviral screening; innate immunity
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Dr. Brian Geiss
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Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Interests: flaviviruses; alphaviruses; antiviral drug development; antivirals targeting RNA capping; viral RNA genome replication; diagnostics
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Prof. Dr. Deborah H. Fuller
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, PO Box 35807, 750 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Interests: HIV; influenza; ZIKV; HBV; cellular immunity, mucosal immunity; nucleic acid vaccines (RNA vaccines, DNA vaccines); transdermal vaccine delivery; influenza antivirals; nonhuman primate models for infectious disease
Dr. Juan C. De la Torre
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Department of Immunology and Microbiology IMM-6, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla Campus, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Interests: molecular and cell biology of mammarenaviruses; development of novel mammarenavirus live-attenuated vaccine platforms; identification of novel targets and antiviral drugs against human pathogenic mammarenaviruses
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Prof. Dr. Elmostafa Bahraoui
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INSERM, U1043, CPTP, CHU purpan, Toulouse, France
CNRS, U5282 CPTP, CHU purpan, Toulouse, France
Université Paul Sabatier, CPTP, CHU purpan, Toulouse, France
Interests: RNA viruses; viral tropism; innate immune response; inflammatory responses; glycosylation; viral signaling; emerging viruses; vaccine development
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Prof. Dr. Gilda Tachedjian
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Retroviral Biology and Antivirals Laboratory, Life Sciences Discipline, Burnet Institute, GPO Box 2284, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: HIV; antiviral drugs; drug resistance; reverse transcriptase; HIV transmission; microbicides; bat retroviruses and restriction factors
Dr. Covadonga Alonso
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Department of Biotechnology, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: virus/host interactions and pathogenesis; anti-viral immune responses; innate immunity; targets for vaccines and antivirals design; nanoparticles; animal viruses; African swine fever virus
Prof. Dr. Charles E. Rupprecht
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Prof. Dr. Graciela Andrei
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Rega Institute for Medical Research, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Transplantation, LU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Interests: herpesviruses; poxviruses; DNA tumor viruses; antiviral agents; drug-resistance; 3D culture models
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Prof. Dr. Stefano Aquaro
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Department of Pharmacy, Health, and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
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
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Prof. Dr. Craig E. Cameron
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Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator and Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology 6012 Marsico Hall, CB 7290, 125 Mason Farm Road School of Medicine The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: molecular details of genome replication in positive-strand RNA viruses and identification of components of this process suitable for antiviral drug development
Dr. François-Loïc Cosset
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CIRI—Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Inserm, U1111, CNRS, UMR5308, ENS Lyon, 46 allée d’Italie, F-69007 Lyon, France
Interests: emerging infectious diseases; hepatitis viruses; viral vectors
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Dr. David T. Curiel
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Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, 4511 Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
Interests: adenovirus; virotherapy; gene therapy
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Prof. Dr. Erik De Clercq
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Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, KU Leuven, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: HIV/AIDS; Antiretroviral therapy
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Prof. Dr. Heidi Drummer
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: flaviviruses; hepaciviruses; HIV; vaccines; humoral immunity; glycoproteins; receptors; virus entry; viral fusion; vaccine candidates
Prof. Dr. Eleanor N. Fish
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1. Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
2. Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 2M1, Canada
Interests: interferons; chemokines; infectious diseases; autoimmune diseases; antivirals
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Prof. Dr. Feng Gao
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1. Institute of Molecular and Medical Virology, School of Medicine, Jinan University, 601 Huangpu Ave West, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510632, China
2. Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 303 Research Dr., DUMC 102359, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Interests: HIV; genetic variation and evolution; vaccine; drug resistance
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Dr. Karla Helbig
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Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Interests: anti-viral innate immunity; interferon; flaviviruses; host response to viral infection; interferon stimulated genes; viruses of wildlife; animal immunology
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Dr. Kenneth Lundstrom

PanTherapeutics, Rue des Remparts 4, CH-1095 Lutry, Switzerland
Interests: viral gene therapy; viral vaccines; gene expression using viral vectors; structural biology
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Dr. Wayne A. Marasco
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Department of Cancer, Immunology & AIDS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: human antibody engineering; use of human antibodies in discovery research and in the treatment of human diseases
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Palù
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Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Via A. Gabelli, 63 - 35121 Padova, Italy
Interests: viral pathogenesis; gene therapy; medical virology; target discovery; antivirals
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Dr. Vinay Pathak
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HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute NCI-Frederick, P.O. Box B, Building 535, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Interests: viral and host factors that generate mutations in HIV-1 and MLV; antiviral drug resistance, in vivo reverse transcription
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Prof. Dr. Polly Roy
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Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene, Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Interests: molecular and structural biology orbiviruses, host-virus interaction, novel vaccines
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Prof. Dr. Caijun Sun
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School of Public Health (Shenzhen), Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 514400, Guangdong, China
Interests: SARS-CoV-2; HIV-1; influenza; HSV-1; vaccine; HIV cure; viral vector; innate immunity; T cell immunity; mucosal immunity
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Prof. Dr. Hengli Tang
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Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, 319 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
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
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Dr. Xiao-Fang Yu
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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
Interests: HIV; HBV; host restriction; innate immunity; vaccine; ubiquitin
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Special Issue in Viruses: Enteroviruses
Prof. Dr. Steven L. Zeichner
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1. Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Research Center, and the Pendleton Pediatric Infectious Disease Laboratory, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
2. Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Interests: pediatric infectious diseases; microbiome studies; HIV molecular biology and vaccine development
Prof. Dr. Xi Zhou
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State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS, Wuhan, China
Interests: RNA viruses; picornavirus; antiviral immunity; antiviral RNAi and viral helicase
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