Nicholas Andrew Bergren
Graduate Assistant, Pathology Education
Office: (409) 772-2440
||Field of Study
||Outstanding Lab Assistant, LeTourneau University
My primary area of research interest is geared towards developing novel, safe, and efficacious vaccine candidates for emerging infectious diseases primarily by way of genetic modification of the virus. I also am interested in studying mechanisms of virulence and attenuation in vitro and in vivo, and would ultimately like to elucidate genetic determinants of virulence. A comprehensive understanding of viral genetics will allow the scientific community to better understand pathogenic mechanisms and as a result develop more effective vaccines and therapeutics.
- Seymour, R.L.; Rossi, S.L.; Bergren, N.A.; Weaver, S.C. (2012) The role of innate versus adaptive immune responses in a mouse model of o'nyong-nyong virus infection. Poster Presentation at the 61st annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 11-15, 2012.
- Bergren, N.A., Finch, K.E., Lee, J.H. (2009) Genetic analysis of West Nile Virus from North Central Texas. 2009 Annual Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science Conf, Dallas, TX, Nov, 2009.
- Bergren, N.A., Terrell, K.R., Rispin, K.L. and Gonzalez, R.V. (2009) Using orthopedic suturing techniques for muscles attachment in load application apparatus for cadaveric knee. 26th Annual Houston Conf on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX, Mar, 2009.