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Immune interactions between dengue and Zika viruses and protection versus enhancement of disease (ID Epi Seminar Series)

2021/02/11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Woman smilingPresented by Dr. Leah Katzelnick, Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator in the Viral Epidemiology and Immunity Unit of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Register for the event here.

Dr. Katzelnick pursued a Ph.D. studying antigenic variation among dengue viruses at the University of Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health as an NIH OxCam Scholar and Gates Cambridge Scholar. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2016, she conducted her postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley and University of Florida on determinants of dengue and Zika disease, spending a year in Ecuador and Nicaragua to work closely with research teams conducting longitudinal cohort studies. In September of 2020, Leah became an Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator and NIH Distinguished Scholar in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in NIAID. She is Chief of the new Viral Epidemiology and Immunity Unit.



Recommended readings:

  • Katzelnick LC, Narvaez C, Arguello S, Lopez Mercado B, Collado D, Ampie O, Elizondo D, Miranda T, Bustos Carillo F, Mercado JC, Latta K, Schiller A, Segovia-Chumbez B, Ojeda S, Sanchez N, Plazaola M, Coloma J, Halloran ME, Premkumar L, Gordon A, Narvaez F, de Silva AM, Kuan G, Balmaseda A, Harris E. Zika virus infection enhances future risk of severe dengue disease. Science. 2020 Aug 28;369(6507):1123-1128. doi: 10.1126/science.abb6143. PMID: 32855339.