Alexander Bukreyev, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology;
Member, Galveston National Laboratory;
Member, Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research;
Member, UTMB Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases;
Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development;
Member, UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0609
Office: (409) 772-8554
|Degree||Institution||Field of Study||Graduation Year|
|MS||Pyatigorsk Pharmaceutical Institute, Pyatigorsk, Russia.||Pharmacy||1984|
|PhD||State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector", Koltsovo, Russia.||Molecular Biology||1993|
|2014||Member of the Organizing Committee of the 6th International Symposium on Filoviruses, Galveston, Texas, March 30-April 2, 2014.|
|2013||Convener of the Viral Epidemiology Workshop, 32th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. July 20-24, 2013.|
Convener of the Emerging Viruses Workshop, 31th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. July 21-25, 2012.Member of the Filoviridae Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, 2012-present.
Member of Global Viral Network, 2011-present.
Convener of the Filoviruses Workshop, 30th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 16, 2011.American Society for Virology Program Planning Committee, 2011-2013.
|2010||Convener of the Filoviruses Workshop, 29th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. July 17, 2010.|
|2009||Convener of the Vaccine and Viral Vectors III Workshop, 28th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. July 14, 2009.|
|2009 (two awards); 2008 (two awards); 2007; 2006||National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Performance Award in Recognition of Special Achievement in Support of the Mission of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.|
|2005||The National Institutes of Health Merit Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions and Efforts in Support of NIAID Mission.|
|2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001||National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Staff Recognition Awards in Recognition and Appreciation of Special Achievement.|
|2000||The National Institute of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence. 2000 (competitive).|
|1999||Special Act of Service Award, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Recognition and Appreciation of Special Achievement.|
|1996 - 1994||Personal Russian State Scholarship for Young Outstanding Scientists. 1994-1996. Awarded by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1994.|
|1996-Present||American Society for Virology, Full Member|
Our group focuses on development of vaccines, antibody treatments and small molecule treatments against filoviruses Ebola and Marburg and on investigation of the mechanisms of their high pathogenicity. Our research includes the following specific topics:
To get insight into these scietific topics, we are using molecular tools, including reverse genetics (i.e. development of genetically modified filoviruses from the DNA-copies of their genomes and use of mini-genomes), immunological tools such as multi-parameter flow cytometry, and human immune cells and animal models. Our research includes experiments in a BSL-2 lab and in BSL-4 labs of the Galveston National Laboratory.
Our research is supported by multiple sources, including R01 and multiple U19 grants from NIH, and grants from DTRA (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security.
Our collaborators include Dr. James Crowe, Jr. (Vanderbilt University), Dr. Chris Basler (Mount Sinai), Dr. Sergei Nekhai (Howard University), Dr. Thomas Geisbert (UTMB), Dr. Siba Samal (University of Maryland), Dr. Scott Weaver (UTMB), Dr. Raul Andino (UCSF), and Dr. Werner Braun (UTMB).
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