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Grand Rounds Cura Zika Pilot Research Grant Presentations

Thursday 9/1 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

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Cura Zika is an international alliance launched by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to perform much needed research addressing the explosive pandemic of Zika virus infection. The association will provide quick access to funding for scientists performing time-sensitive research on the virus to move early-stage innovative research ideas into larger studies in an accelerated manner.

Hear directly from researchers (both at Pitt and in Brazil) about the projects recently funded by through the Cura Zika pilot research grant program:

JENNIFER ADIBI, ScD, assistant professor
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Probing Zika’s Impact on First Trimester Placental Interferons

ROBERTO LINS, PhD, research scientist
Aggeu Magalhães Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Mapping Zika Virus NS1 Epitopes through Engineered Antigena

ROBBIE MAILLIARD, PhD, assistant professor
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Modeling Zika Virus Infection of Dendritic Cells within Pre-existing Flavivirus Cellular Immunity 

EDUARDO NASCIMENTO, PhD, research assistant professor
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh 
High Performance Immunoassay to Detect Zika Virus Exposures in Pregnant Women and General Population 

VISHWAJIT NIMGAONKAR, MD, PhD, professor
departments of psychiatry and human genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Modeling Zika Virus Infections Using Human iPSC-derived Cells

ISABELLE FREIRE TABOSA VIANA, PhD, postdoctoral associate
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh and
Aggeu Magalhães Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Engineering and Efficacy Evaluation of a DNA Vaccine Against Zika Virus 

Last Updated On Friday, September 09, 2016 by Perkins, Karen Coulter
Created On Thursday, August 25, 2016

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