Lab member Dr. Islam Hussein's work on avian H9N2 viruses has been published

April 14, 2016
In this work led by Dr. Islam Hussein, our group has found that an engineered mutation in the influenza replication machinery of a wild bird H9N2 virus allows it to replicate in human cells, indicating that this mutation is likely implicated in adaptation of wild animal-origin viruses to humans. Co-authors on the paper include lab members Dr. Nichola J Hill and Eric J. Ma; Justin Bahl (UT Houston), Brandt Meixell and Mark Lindberg (USGS), and Randy Albrecht (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine).