Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Pathobiological Sciences Department

Molecular pathogenesis of influenza and Ebola viruses

kawaokay@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

(608) 265-4925

Room 230
575 Science Dr
Madison, WI 53711

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lab website:

https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/people/kawaokay/

focus groups:

Virology; Systems Biology; Membrane Biology & Protein Trafficking

research description:

My research goals include understanding the molecular basis for the pathogenicity of highly pathogenic negative-strand RNA viruses including avian influenza, 1918 influenza and ebola virus, evaluating the role of host factors in response to infection by these viruses, and assessing the ability of avian influenza viruses to adapt to mammals. To conduct our studies, we use reverse genetics systems to generate mutant viruses to evaluate specific changes.

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