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Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0517

A. Paige Adams

A. Paige Adams

A. Paige Adams
Department of Pathology
Kansas State University, K-State Olathe 22201 W. Innovation Dr. Olathe, KS 66061-1304, USA

Biography

Dr. Adams currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Adams received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Texas A&M University. Dr. Adams received a Ph.D. in immunology from Cornell University and postdoctoral training in infectious diseases, specifically arboviruses, at the UTMB. Since joining the faculty at the UTMB, her studies have focused on the pathogenesis of and vaccine development for several alphaviruses, including Venezuelan (VEEV) and eastern (EEEV) equine encephalitis viruses, and she has recently extended this work to include the arthralgic alphavirus, chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Dr. Adams has been the recipient of several NIH grants, has published 28 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has served as a reviewer for at least five scientific journals.

Research Interest

Discovery and characterization of novel therapeutic agents for human and animal viral pathogens.
Immunopathology and infectious disease pathogenesis of alphaviruses in rodent, equine, and non-human primate animal models.
Innate and adaptive immune responses to arboviruses (including alphaviruses and flaviviruses).
Vaccine development for biodefense and emerging infectious diseases.
Phylogenetics and evolutionary processes of arboviruses as they relate to emergence.

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