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 January 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 two of the model systems being used to study transmission. 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.
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.”