Brian R. Mann
Graduate Assistant, Pathology Education
||Field of Study
||Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
||T32AI007526 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases "Molecular determinants of attenuation in the WNV NS4B protein C-terminal domain" (PI: Alan D.T. Barrett from 09/01/2012 to 08/31/2014)
||UTMB Bromberg Scholar (High School mentorship program)
||ASV Student Travel Award
||Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
My research focus is on the molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of West Nile virus. My dissertation research considers the role of the West Nile virus non-structural proteins in antagonism of the innate immune response in acute human infection. This research is designed to investigate potential biomarkers for West Nile virus disease progression in the early stages of infection in addition to novel attenuated vaccine candidates. Related research interests include phylogenetic studies of West Nile virus transmission in Harris County, Texas as a model for virus transmission and evolution in the United States.
A. ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS:
- Mann, B.R., McMullen, A.R., Guzman, H., Tesh, R.B., Barrett, A.D. (2012) Dynamic transmission of West Nile virus across the United States-Mexican border. Virology. [Epub 6 Nov 2012].
- Mann, B.R., McMullen, A.R., Guzman, H., Tesh, R.B., Barrett, A.D. (2012) Dynamic transmission of West Nile virus across the United States-Mexican border. [Oral Presentation] 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Madison, WI.