Kenneth S. Plante
Graduate Assistant, Pathology Education
University of Texas Medical Branch
2.144 Keiller Building
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0428
Office: (409) 747-2440
||Field of Study
||University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
- Charles J. Hoff scholarship for scientific excellance
- Undergraduate research excellance award
- Graduate Magna cum laude
- Two year Sealy Center for Vaccine Development graduate fellowship
- Poster Award from Sealy center for Vaccine Development symposium
Currently I am in the process of developing a live attenuated vaccine candidate for chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The strategy involves using internal ribosome entry sequence (IRES) elements added into the genome at separate locations to place different structural genes under the translational control of IRES.
- Chimeric alphavirus vaccine candidates protect mice from intranasal challenge with western equine encephalitis virus Svetlana Atasheva, 1, Eryu Wang, A. Paige Adams, Kenneth S. Plante, Sai Ni, Katherine Taylor, Mary E. Miller, Ilya Frolov, and Scott C. Weaver.