CEIRS in the News

  • FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Dr. Florian Krammer’s COVID-19 Antibody Test

    Last week, the FDA issued their authorization for emergency use of a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test developed by Dr. Florian Krammer’s microbiology lab for in vitro diagnosis of COVID-19 cases. Dr. Krammer, an investigator at CEIRS Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP), started developing the test in January 2020. The ELISA test detects the presence... Read more »

  • Dr. David Topham Discusses COVID-19 Antibody Testing on TODAY

    Dr. David Topham, Principal Investigator at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE), was interviewed by NBC’s TODAY as part of an article on the process of coronavirus antibody testing. Antibody tests can be used to determine if a person had a past coronavirus infection. TODAY notes that while more than 150 antibody tests... Read more »

  • Dr. Andrew Pekosz Talks COVID-19 on Bloomberg Radio

    The Bloomberg Daybreak Radio Show covers a range of business, economic, and market news between local and global levels. Now on Wednesday and Friday mornings, listeners can tune in for scientific discussion as well. Dr. Andrew Pekosz, co-Principal Investigator of the JHCEIRS Center and a Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins... Read more »

Publication Commentaries

  • Researchers Investigate Pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 in Cynomolgus Macaques

    In a recent report published in Science, CEIRS investigators were part of a group of researchers in the Netherlands that investigated similarities and differences in pathogenesis of COVID-19, MERS, and SARS in cynomolgus macaques (Rockx 2020). Prior to this study, little information on the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection was available. Investigators were aiming to characterize the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection and compare findings to the pathogenesis of MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV.

  • Researchers Advance the Ferret Model for SARS-CoV-2

    A global team of researchers, including investigators part of the St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (SJCEIRS), show in a new study that ferrets are susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and that infected ferrets are able to transmit the virus to other ferrets through both direct and indirect contact (Kim 2020). The study, published in Cell Host & Microbe by Young-Il Kim, et al., describes an important new tool in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic.

CEIRS COVID-19 Publications

  • What We Need to Consider During and After the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

    Valdivia-Granda WA, Richt JA | Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. | May 29, 2020 | PMID: 32469633
  • Cross-reactive antibody response between SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV infections

    Lv H et al. | Cell Rep. | May 18, 2020 | PMID: 32426212
  • Imbalanced Host Response to SARS-CoV-2 Drives Development of COVID-19

    Krammer F, Simon V | Science | May 15, 2020 | PMID: 32414781
  • Multivariate analyses of codon usage of SARS-CoV-2 and other betacoronaviruses

    Gu H et al. | Virus Evol. | May 14, 2020 | PMID: 32431949
  • Pathogenesis and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in golden hamsters

    Sia SF et al. | Nature | May 14, 2020 | PMID: 32408338
  • Infection of dogs with SARS-CoV-2

    Sit THC et al. | Nature | May 14, 2020 | PMID: 32408337
  • Imbalanced Host Response to SARS-CoV-2 Drives Development of COVID-19

    Blanco-Melo et al. | Cell | May 13, 2020 | PMID: 32416070
  • Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Domestic Cats

    Halfmann PJ et al. | N. Engl. J. Med. | May 13, 2020 | PMID: 32402157
  • A serological assay to detect SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in humans

    Amanat F et al. | Nature Medicine | May 12, 2020 | PMID: 32398876
  • Tropism, replication competence, and innate immune responses of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in human respiratory tract and conjunctiva: an analysis in ex-vivo and in-vitro cultures

    Hui KPY et al. | Lancet Respir Med. | May 7, 2020 | PMID: 32386571
  • Serological assays for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), March 2020

    Perera RA et al. | Euro Surveill. | April 25, 2020 | PMID: 32347204
  • Comparative pathogenesis of COVID-19, MERS, and SARS in a nonhuman primate model

    Rockx B et al. | Science | April 17, 2020 | PMID: 32303590
  • SARS-CoV-2 Seroconversion in Humans: A Detailed Protocol for a Serological Assay, Antigen Production, and Test Setup

    Stadlbauer D et al. | Curr Protoc Microbiol. | April 17, 2020 | PMID: 32302069
  • SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Status Report

    Amanat F, Krammer F | Immunity | April 14, 2020 | PMID: 32259480
  • Infection and Rapid Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Ferrets

    Kim YI et al. | Cell Host & Microbe | April 5, 2020 | PMID: 32259477
  • Gargle lavage as a safe and sensitive alternative to swab samples to diagnose COVID-19: a case report in Japan

    Saito M et al. | Clin. Infect. Dis. | April 2, 2020 | PMID: 32241023
  • Molecular Diagnosis of a Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Causing an Outbreak of Pneumonia

    Chu DKW et al. | Clin. Chem. | April 1, 2020 | PMID: 32031583
  • Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia

    Li Q et al. | N. Engl. J. Med. | March 26, 2020 | PMID: 31995857
  • Identifying SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins

    Lam TT et al. | Nature | March, 26, 2020 | PMID: 32218527
  • Public health measures to slow community spread of COVID-19

    Cowling BJ, Aiello A | J. Infect. Dis. | March 20, 2020 | PMID: 32193550

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