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Opportunity at U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (AMRMC)

Molecular Epidemiology and Viral Evolution in a Translational Setting

Location

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Infectious Diseases-Viral Diseases Branch

RO# Location
97.15.12.B7738 Silver Spring, MD 20910

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Jarman, Richard George richard.g.jarman.mil@mail.mil 301.319.9223

Description

The Viral Disease Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has a diverse research portfolio encompassing basic science to vaccine development to include phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials. While the VDB has research programs that include a number of viral systems, including arboviruses, respiratory viruses, and other emerging or reemerging viruses, dengue viral vaccine development is the main research focus. Dengue is currently ranked as the number two infectious disease to the US Warfighter, and is among one of the highest public health threats in the world and an effective and safe vaccine is a key to mitigating severe disease in high risk populations. Key to dengue vaccine development is understanding natural dengue viruses populations, evolution, and diversity to better understand how vaccines will interact with wild-type viruses and to understand the level of protection a vaccine of a given serotypes will protect against varying strains and genotypes found in nature today and in the future. Similar projects can be developed for influenza and adenovirus.

 

Reference

Simmerman JM, et al: Influenza Other Respiratory Viruses 5(4): 256, 2011

 

Keywords:
Emerging infections; Respiratory illnesses; Influenza; Dengue; Arboviruses; Japanese Encephalitis; Chikungunya;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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