GCID Viral Projects

Humans are constantly exposed to a plethora of viruses that cause disease. Highly infectious pathogens such as influenza virus, rotavirus, enteroviruses, and respiratory syncytial virus are a persistent public health concern. Recent outbreaks caused by West Nile, Zika, and other viruses remind us of the ongoing threat posed by emerging and re-remerging viruses. The viral GCID projects at the JCVI focus on defining the genomes of viruses and characterizing virus-host interactions to better understand viral evolution, elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms that cause disease, and aid in the development of novel vaccines and therapeutics.

Fortuna Arumemi, MS
Research Associate II
Lihui Hu, PhD
Software Engineer
John Miller, PhD
Bioinformatics Analyst
Torrey Williams
Research Associate II