The St. Jude CEIRS continues to support an international flu surveillance network focused on wild birds and domestic animals that includes sites in the U.S., Canada, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, and Egypt. St. Jude researchers are particularly interested in understanding how some avian flu viruses jump from infecting birds to infecting humans and other mammals while others do not. In addition to surveillance, researchers are studying the human immune response to flu, risk factors associated with flu complications, transmission of flu, and others. The CEIRS contract also supports St. Jude’s ongoing role in developing flu vaccine seed stock that can be used to ramp up production of new flu vaccines.

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For more information on St. Jude CEIRS, read about the program in the St. Jude CEIRS Brochure.
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St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Principal Investigators


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Dr. Richard Webby, PhD

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Investigators

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD, Laboratory Director, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Scott Krauss, MS, Laboratory Operations Manager, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Maureen McGargill, PhD, Associate Member, Department of Immunology
  • Charles Russell, PhD, Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD, Member, St, Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Paul Thomas, PhD, Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Immunology
  • Richard Webby, PhD, Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Robert Webster, PhD, Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Human Link

Kansas State University

  • Wenjun Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Juergen Richt, DVM, PhD, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

National Research Center, Egypt

  • Mohamed A.A. Ali, PhD, Professor, Environmental Research Division

Ohio State University

University of Georgia

  • David E Stallknecht, PhD, Professor, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Hong Kong

  • Michael CW Chan, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Yi Guan, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Malik Peiris, MBBS, D Phil (Oxon), Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Leo Lit Man Poon, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Hui Ling Yen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Huachen Zhu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences

University of Michigan

  • Aubree Gordon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

University of Minnesota

  • Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

University of Texas

  • Justin Bahl, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

University of Wisconsin Madison

  • Jorge Osorio, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Center Data Managers

  • Jerry Parker
  • Kimberly Friedman

Center Coordinator

  • Pam McKenzie, PhD, Director, St. Jude CEIRS Global Surveillance