Congratulations to Widaliz Vega Rodriguez on publishing her first first author paper.
Dr. Ponnuraj’s paper on the role of UL54 (ICP27) during in vitro and in vivo replication was recently published in the Journal of Virology.
Dr. Jarosinski’s NIH/USDA grant proposal to the PAR-16-366 Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit will be funded by the USDA beginning in April of 2019 until 2024. This grant is in collaboration with Dr. Charles Grose at the University of Iowa and will focus on the role the alphaherpesvirus conserved glycoprotein C (gC) plays in host specificity of avian and human herpesviruses.
Above shows the model systems being used to study replication and transmission of herpesviruses. A shows feathers infected with Marek’s disease virus (MDV) expressing fluorescent protein in feather follicle epithelial (FFE) cells. B shows varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infected human foreskins in culture expressing fluorescent protein.
A collaborative paper between Drs. Jarosinski and Grose on cellular stress responses to VZV in human skin was recently published in Open Forum Infectious Disease.
Dr. Jarosinski’s chapter in Cell Biology of Herpes Viruses on Interindividual Spread of Herpesviruses is now available.
Dr. Jarosinski was invited to speak at the 17th Annual Rocky Mountain Virology Meeting held on the CSU Mountain Campus in Pingree Park Sept. 22-24th, 2017. His talk was titled, “Understanding host-specificity during herpesvirus host-to-host transmission.”