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With a newly-obtained fiery red blood meal visible through her transparent abdomen, the now heavy female Aedes aegypti mosquito takes flight. Clostridium botulinum growing on egg yolk agar showing the lipase reaction.An atypical enlarged lymphocyte found in the blood smear from a HPS patient. (a) An atypical enlarged lymphocyte found in the blood smear from a HPS patient. (b)Burkholderia psudeomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours.



siRNA and miRNA pathways in pathogenesis of RNA viruses and cellular response
Andrew Fire, Stanford

Viral and Prion Zoonoses

Antivirals and vaccines against arenavirus infections
Michael Buchmeier, UC Irvine
Targeting the entry pathway of New World arenaviruses
Paula Cannon, USC

Botulinum Neurotoxin

Evolving diagnostic antibodies for botulinum neurotoxins
James Marks, UC San Francisco


Burkholderia pseudomallei autotransporter and TPS proteins
Peggy Cotter, University of North Carolina
Genomic correlates of virulence in experimental melioidosis
Paul Keim, Northern Arizona University
Antigenemia immunoassay for diagnosis melioidosis
David AuCoin , University of Nevada, Reno
Innovations in detection and the potential for disease screening through VOCS
Donald Blake, UC Irvine
Single-cell technology for analyzing spatial expression of B. pseudomallei genes
Hoang T. Tung, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Burkholderia pseudomallei autotransporter and TPS proteins.
David Low, UC Santa Barbara
Burkholderia mallei Type VI secretion system-associated effectors
Mary Burtnick, University of South Alabama (DP)


Bacterial Zoonoses

Intracellular biology of F. tularensis
Marcus Horwitz, UC Los Angeles
Infection and immunity in reservoir hosts
Alan Barbour, UC Irvine
Bartonella henselae: Mechanisms of chronic bloodstream infection
Jane Koehler, UC San Francisco (DP)
Enhancing safety and efficacy of vaccina virus vectored vaccines using mircropolymers
Linden Hu, Tufts Medical Center (DP)
An integrated multiplex antibody sensor for rapid, point-of –care serodiagnosis
Kevin Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara (DP)


Comparative genomics to identify Coccidioides virulence factors
Anita Sil, UC San Francisco/John Taylor, UC Berkeley




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