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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.



Secreted NS1 and anti-NS1 antibody in dengue pathogenesis
Eva Harris, UC Berkeley
Transcriptional profile of the host response to dengue fever
David Relman, Stanford University
Detection and discovery of viruses associated with dengue-like illness
Joseph DeRisi, UC San Francisco
Genetic signatures of dengue virus emergence
Shannon Bennett, California Academy of Science
Mosquito innate immune responses to dengue virus
Anthony James, UC Irvine
siRNA and miRNA pathways in pathogenesis of RNA viruses and cellular response
Andrew Fire, Stanford
Identification of dominant drug targets in Dengue virus infections
Karla Kirkegaard, Stanford
Assessing Host B cell and Viral intra-host Diversity in Dengue virus infection
Poornima Parameswaran, UC Berkeley (CD)


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
Nipah and Hendra virus entry and budding
Benhur Lee, UC Los Angeles

Botulinum Neurotoxin

Structural diversity of botulinum neurotoxins
Raymond Stevens,The Scripps Research Institute
Evolving diagnostic antibodies for botulinum neurotoxins
James Marks, UC San Francisco


Burkholderia pseudomallei autotransporter and TPS proteins
Peggy Cotter, University of North Carolina
Type III secretion in Burkholderia pseudomallei
Jeff F. Miller, UC Los Angeles
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
Molecular mechanisms of F. tularensis pathogenesis and immunity
Denise Monack, Stanford University
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)
Targeting bacterial pathogens with siderophore-based immunization
Manuela Raffatellu, UC Irvine (DP)



Coccidioides proteins as vaccines and diagnostics
John Galgiani, University of Arizona
Comparative genomics to identify Coccidioides virulence factors
Anita Sil, UC San Francisco/John Taylor, UC Berkeley





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