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November 01, 2006

Dr. Colleen Jonsson, Senior Scientist, Emerging Infectious Disease Research Program, Southern Research Institute, 11-3-06


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Dr. Colleen B. Jonsson is a Senior Scientist for the Emerging Infectious Disease Research Program at Southern Research Institute. She has served as a consultant for the Pan American Health Organization in Honduras, Panama and Mexico, in addition to holding several workshops in hantavirus diagnostic methods in Paraguay and Honduras.

Dr. Jonsson has served as a reviewer for NIH and NSF study sections including the NIH Biodefense Vaccine Study Section and BioTerrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases Study Section, AIDS Structural Biology Panel, NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Panel and DOD and NSF Graduate Fellowships panel. Dr. Jonsson has served as a reviewer for several journals including American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine, Antiviral Research, PNAS, Proteins, Virology, Biochemistry, Journal of Infectious Disease, and Nucleic Acids Research.

Dr. Jonsson's research program offers over 15 years of experience in the study of highly pathogenic human viruses at BSL2 and BSL3, and an additional 10 years of experience in bacterial and fungal pathogens of plants at BSL2. Her research program is focused in three areas —

  • The discovery of new therapeutics through the development and assessment of antiviral and vaccine therapeutics and development and characterization of animal models for viruses

  • The ecology of infectious diseases

  • Basic aspects of the virus life cycle such as viral assembly and replication, drug resistance
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