Congratulations to Dr. Islam Hussein! His work on molecular characterization of a seal influenza virus has been published in Scientific Reports. This work, which was conducted in collaboration with the lab of Prof. Ram Sasisekharan, explored whether the seal H3N8 virus had the capacity to bind to and replicate in human cells. Co-authors on the paper include lab members Eric J. Ma, Michael Estrin; from Ram's lab: Karthik Viswanathan, Nathan W. Stebbins and Devin S. Quinlan; external collaborators were Florian Krammer, from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC.
February 18, 2016