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Opportunity at Chemical and Biological Defense Funded Laboratories (CBD)

Molecular Virology and Vaccine Development

Location

AMRMC-U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, US Army Medical Research Insti Infec Diseases

RO# Location
01.10.01.B3460 Fort Detrick, MD 217025011

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Schmaljohn, Connie connie.s.schmaljohn.civ@mail.mil 301 619 4103

Description

Research opportunities are available to participate in investigations that lead to an understanding of mechanisms of replication, antigenic structure, or virulence properties of highly pathogenic human viruses, and ultimately the means for preventing or treating diseases. Current efforts include (1) developing multiagent DNA vaccines for bunyaviruses, filoviruses, and alphaviruses; (2) elucidating mechanism(s) of innate immune response antagonism by hemorrhagic fever viruses; (3) identifying virus and host protein interactions that contribute to virulence; and, (4) discovering novel antivirals for hemorrhagic fever viruses. BSL2, BSL3, and BSL4 containment laboratories are used as required to conduct these studies.

 

Keywords:
Hemorrhagic fever viruses; Emerging viral diseases, Replication mechanisms; DNA vaccines; Innate immunity; Hantavirus; Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus; Rift Valley fever virus; Arenavirus Bunyavirus; Filovirus; Alphavirus;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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