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Tag: Viruses

  1. Professor Raina Plowright

    Raina Plowright

    Our lab seeks to understand and prevent spillover of zoonotic pathogens from wildlife to other species. We develop the science of pandemic prevention through collaborative, transdisciplinary science. We work in the field, the lab, and in silico, all with a commitment to translate the science[...]
  2. Andrew Flyak

    The Flyak lab studies human antibody response to viral pathogens. We try to answer questions like, how do human antibodies neutralize rapidly mutating viruses? And, how can we design vaccines that mimic effective antibody responses seen in some individuals? In our lab, we isolate antibodies[...]
  3. Dr. Jaehee Kim

    Jaehee Kim

    The Kim Lab focuses on the general fields of population genetics and evolutionary biology. Dr. Kim is interested in computational problems relevant to understanding evolutionary processes and population dynamics, and in development and application of statistical methods for inference from genetic data. In addition to[...]
  4. Dr. Sarah Caddy

    Sarah Caddy

    We study positive and negative interactions between viruses and antibodies. We are particularly interested in maternal antibodies, which are transferred from mother to infant to protect against neonatal infections. However, these antibodies can also block the infant response to vaccines. Despite this phenomenon being identified[...]
  5. CIHMID Summer Symposium

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/Svk6ToJ9vrNK4iRV7   CIHMID is pleased to announce our annual Summer Research Symposium to be held on Thursday July 11, 2024. The Symposium will be held in Stocking Hall on the Ithaca campus and will a full day of research presentations from members of our community. A call for submitted abstracts will be released […]

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    CIHMID/CCFI Postdoc Travel Grants

    The Cornell Center for Immunology (CCFI) and Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) are pleased to offer support to postdoctoral researchers who plan to attend scientific conferences during the 2022-2023 calendar years. CCFI and CIHMID will provide host labs up to $500 (total) to cover conference costs (registration, travel) for any postdoctoral researcher in […]

  7. CIHMID URE students presenting their research, summer 2021

    CIHMID/CCFI Joint Symposium

    REGISTER HERE: cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form  CIHMID, and the Cornell Center For Immunology (CCFI) will present a joint research symposium, open to the Cornell community. And despite the uncertainty surrounding Covid, and the Omicron variant specifically, CIHMID and CCFI are confident our joint symposium will be safe, and accessible for all attendees. As of right now our plan is to […]

  8. Deborah Fowell, Microbiology & Immunology

    Deborah Fowell

    We are actively engaged in defining the signals that enable effector T cells to ‘find’ areas of infection and damage within inflamed tissues. We utilize intravital multiphoton microscopy and optogenetic tools to visualize and manipulate effector CD4+ T cells in situ. These approaches have revealed extrinsic[...]
  9. Brandon Hollingsworth, CIHMID Postdoctoral Fellow

    Brandon Hollingsworth

    I am interested in finding better ways of controlling the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the main vector of dengue and Zika viruses. Specifically, I am interested in determining how they move through their environment and the effect that has on different control strategies. The mosquito virome, the[...]
  10. Virus trafficking through midgut cells of insect hosts and vectors

    Many viruses enter their insect hosts by the oral route and must cross the gut epithelium, a barrier that prevents access to the hemocoel and other tissues. Because the mechanisms of viral transit through insect gut cells are poorly understood, our project focuses on fundamental aspects of this important topic. Our current studies aim to […]