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Genetic diseases predisposing to severe EBV disease and development of a vaccine

Scientific Conference

Friday 20 November 2015 from 12:00 at 13:00

Speaker

  • Jeffrey Cohen, MD

    Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Cohen is chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. He studies the molecular genetics, pathogenesis, and clinical aspects of human herpesviruses, including Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV). His laboratory focuses on vaccine development, genes important for virus entry and replication, and identification of cellular mutations in patients with severe herpesvirus infections. Recent findings include development of candidate vaccines for HSV and EBV, identification of cellular genes that predispose to severe EBV infections, and novel entry molecules for VZV and CMV. Clinical projects include a Phase I study of a replication defective herpes simplex virus vaccine and studies of patients with severe EBV diseases. He is a member of the American Association of Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Microbiology. He is a member of the editorial boards of Virology, Journal of Virology, Journal of Infectious Diseases, and is an Associate Editor of Fields Virology.

 
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