About

Emory-UGA CEIRS focuses on surveillance of swine influenza viruses and investigation of swine immune responses to virus infection. With collaborators in China, animal surveillance efforts include swine and poultry. Research projects include efforts to better understand the human immune response to influenza vaccination, including those of pregnant women, and studies to evaluate the duration of the influenza antibody producing cells in the bone marrow, which could aid in the development of influenza vaccines that induce long lasting immunity to multiple strains of flu.

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For more information on Emory-UGA CEIRS, read about the program in the Emory-UGA CEIRS Brochure.
Emory-UGA CEIRS Brochure 2014-Final page 1

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Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS)
Emory University

Principal Investigators


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Dr. Walter Orenstein, MD

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Richard Compans, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Investigators

Emory University

  • Rafi Ahmed, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Richard Compans, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Anice Lowen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Aneesh Mehta, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Saad Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
  • Walter Orenstein, MD, Professor and Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center
  • Bali Pulendran, PhD, Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
  • John Steel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • David Steinhauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Edmund K. Waller, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Jens Wrammert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Children’s Center for Immunology and Vaccines
  • Chinglai Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in Harbin, China

  • Hualan Chen, PhD, Professor

Harvard Medical School

  • Richard Cummings, PhD, Visiting Professor of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Center Data Managers

  • Vicki Hertzberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University
  • Andrea Plotsky, Manager, Department of Biostatistics, Emory University
  • Ramya Govindarajan, MSPH, Data Manager, School of Nursing, Emory University

Center Coordinator

  • Erin-Joi Collins, Sr. Associate Director, Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), Emory University