TakePart Digital Magazine Features Dr. Andrew Bowman from SJCEIRS

An article published recently in TakePart digital magazine features Dr. Andrew Bowman and his research at the Ohio State University, part of the St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (SJCEIRS). The article follows Dr. Bowman and PhD student Jacqueline Nolting as they hunt for influenza viruses and vividly illustrates their work… Read more »

CEIRS Trainee Spotlight: Improving Vaccines against Influenza by Targeting Neuraminidase with Mr. Teddy John Wohlbold

The Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) Training Program is an ongoing CEIRS-funded training initiative. Graduate and postdoctoral students within and outside of CEIRS can gain experience in CEIRS laboratories, expanding their skillset and network and developing interdisciplinary research experience. This program provides access to valuable expertise and technology, career development, collaborative… Read more »

Center Highlight: Integrating Science, Data, and Technology with Dr. Bour

The DPCC Communications team interviewed Stephan Bour, PhD, Project Director of the Data Processing and Coordinating Center (DPCC) for the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) and Executive Director of Clinical Informatics at Digital Infuzion. Communication in code and insights in information The emergence of the bioinformatics field and its progress since… Read more »

This Week in Virology Featuring Dr. Peter Palese of CRIP

This Week in Virology (TWiV), a popular podcast highlighting issues and developments in virology, featured a conversation with Dr. Peter Palese, Chair of the Department of Microbiology of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (CRIP). TWiV is hosted by Dr. Vincent Racaniello, a science professor at Columbia University Medical Center. The two share… Read more »

A Tale of Two Species—Influenza Virus Diversity in Swine and People

Lewis, NS, et al. The global antigenic diversity of swine influenza A viruses. Elife. (2016). A collaborative project from several Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) highlights the complex and ever-evolving relationship between influenza and its many hosts. In their recent publication, Dr. Nicola S. Lewis, from the Center for Research on Influenza… Read more »

CEIRS Investigators Acknowledged for their Scientific Contributions

Several Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) researchers have been recognized for outstanding contributions to the fields of influenza research and virology, demonstrating continued excellence and engagement within the scientific community at large. The CEIRS Network congratulates all researchers for their recent achievements. Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, of St. Jude CEIRS (SJCEIRS), was… Read more »

Center Highlight: Capturing the flu in Colombia with Dr. Dib

The DPCC Communications team interviewed Juan C. Dib, MD, MPH/TM, PhD, Professor and Coordinator of the graduate program in Tropical Medicine at Magdalena University in Colombia, President of the Colombian Association of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, former director of Research in Public Health at the Colombian National Institute of Health, and current Director of the… Read more »

CEIRS Investigator Dr. Yoshi Kawaoka receives prestigious Japan Academy Award

The CEIRS Network congratulates Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD, who was selected for a Japan Academy Award. Dr. Kawaoka holds professorships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo and is part of the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP). Since 1911, the Japan Academy has acknowledged outstanding publications and the achievement… Read more »

Armed with estrogens, female cells are better poised to fight the flu

NIAID CEIRS | Research Publication Commentary Peretz, J, et al. Estrogenic compounds reduce influenza A virus replication in primary human nasal epithelial cells derived from female, but not male, donors. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. (2015). It seems that the playing field is not entirely even between the sexes when it comes to… Read more »

Conserved molecular signatures help predict immune responses to vaccination in the young and elderly

NIAID CEIRS | Research Publication Commentary Nakaya, HI et al. Systems Analysis of Immunity to Influenza Vaccination across Multiple Years and in Diverse Populations Reveals Shared Molecular Signatures. Immunity. (2015). Currently, the most effective method to prevent influenza is vaccination with a seasonal trivalent or quadrivalent vaccine containing antigens of H1N1, H3N2, and one or two… Read more »