I am an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University. I have a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Alberta and a PhD in virology from the University of Glasgow. I did my PhD with Richard Elliott, on Bunyamwera virus. My post-doctoral training was with Peter Palese at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and centered on influenza virus transmission. My current research focuses on mechanisms of influenza virus evolution, with an emphasis on reassortment.
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Hui Tao is a highly skilled technician in the lab.
Kara is in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics graduate program and is studying how incomplete viral genomes contribute to influenza virus diversification through reassortment.
Maria is in the Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis graduate program and is working to reveal mechanisms underlying segment mismatch - the genetic incompatibilities that arise when two divergent influenza A viruses reassort.
Shamika Danzy Bedoya
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Shamika is our lab manager and an excellent bench scientist.
Meg is in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics graduate program and is starting a new project in the lab focused on reassortment of human orthoreovirus.
Ketaki did her PhD on human papillomavirus in the laboratory of Lawrence Banks in Trieste, Italy and spent one year as a post-doc in the Subbarao lab at NIH. With our collaborators at UGA and KSU, Ketaki is evaluating reassortment rates in diverse host species and working to understand what features of influenza virus spread support high levels of co-infection in vivo.
Nate is in the Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution graduate program and is working to understand the implications of incomplete viral genomes for influenza virus evolution.
Update: Nate successfully defended his PhD dissertation in May 2019. Congrat’s Nate!
Young obtained his PhD and DVM degrees from Seoul National University. As a PhD student under the mentorship of Prof. Jae-Hong Kim, Young studied mechanisms of influenza A virus host adaptation. Young is working to evaluate the potential for IAV to escape broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Gaby is a student in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics graduate program. Gaby’s project focuses on the role of IAV M segment gene expression in host adaptation.
Courtney received her PhD from Virginia Tech under the mentorship of Dr. Sarah McDonald. She is working on the role of RNA packaging signals in directing outcomes of influenza A virus reassortment.
Kate is a PhD student in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics graduate program. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Kate is working on the spatial dynamics of viral genetic diversity, including an examination of viral diversity in influenza virus infected patients.
Camden received his PhD from University of New Mexico under the mentorship of Dr. Adriana Kajon. In collaboration with Dr. Graeme Conn (Emory Dept of Biochemistry), Camden is working on the molecular determinants of OAS1 activation by dsRNA, and viral evasion of the OAS/RNaseL pathway.
Baptiste spent the 2018/2019 academic year in the lab, as part of his Masters degree program at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay. In a collaborative project with Katia Koelle (Emory University Dept. of Biology), Baptiste worked to understand the implications of spatially structured viral spread for population genetics and diversity.
Nicolle Marshall Baird