B.DawesBrian Dawes
Year in Program: MY4
Undergrad University: University of Illinois at Urbana
Mentor: Alex Freiberg, PhD
Graduate Program: Microbiology and Immunology

Brian Dawes

  • Molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses and vaccine development
  • Jeane B. Kempner Scholarship (2017)
  • GSBS Associates Endowment (2016)
  • T32 Trainee, NIAID 2T32AI007526 “Emerging and Tropical Infectious Diseases” (2016-present)
  • Blocker Scholar Fellowship (2014)
  • Harvey L. Pretula Memorial Undergraduate Research Award (2011)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Honors Program (2009)
  • Edmund J. James Scholar (2008)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's List
  • Bharaj P, Atkins C, Luthra P, Giraldo MI, Dawes BE, Miorin L, Johnson JR, Krogan NJ, Basler CF, Freiberg AN, Rajsbaum R. The host E3-Ubiquitin ligase TRIM6 ubiquitinates the Ebola virus VP35 protein and promotes virus replication. J Virol. 2017 Jul 5. pii: JVI.00833-17. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00833-17.
  • Bharaj P, Wang YE, Dawes BE, Yun TE, Park A, Yen B, Basler CF, Freiberg AN, Lee B, Rajsbaum R. The Matrix Protein of Nipah Virus Targets the E3-Ubiquitin Ligase TRIM6 to Inhibit the IKKε Kinase-Mediated Type-I IFN Antiviral Response.  PLoS pathogens. 2016; 12(9):e1005880.
  • Dawes B, Smalley C, Tiner B, Beasley D, Milligan G, Reece L, Hombach J, Barrett A.   Research and development of Zika virus vaccines.  NPJ Vaccines. 2016 July 28; 1:16007.
  • Park A, Yun T, Vigant F, Pernet O, Won ST, Dawes BE, Bartkowski W, Freiberg AN, Lee B. Nipah Virus C Protein Recruits Tsg101 to Promote the Efficient Release of Virus in an ESCRT-Dependent Pathway. PLoS Pathog.  2016.  12(5):e1005659
  • Satterfield BA, Dawes BE, Milligan GN.  Status of vaccine research and development of vaccines for Nipah virus. Vaccine. 2016.  34(26): 2971-5
  • Dawes B., Gao J., Wu P., Freiberg A., Infection of Human Neuronal Stem Cell Derived Neuron/Astrocyte Co-Cultures with La Crosse Virus. Oral presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Virology; 2015 Jul 11-15; London, ON, Canada
  • Dawes B., Zhang L., Komeno T., Furuta Y., Freiberg A., T-705 (favipiravir) activity against Henipaviruses. Oral presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Virology; 2015 Jul 11-15; London, ON, Canada
  • Dawes B., Gao J., Wu P., Freiberg A., Infection of Human Neuronal Stem Cell Derived Neuron/Astrocyte Co-Cultures with Henipaviruses. Oral presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Virology; 2016 Jun 18-23; Blacksburg, VA, United States of America
  • Dawes B., Gao J., Wu P., Freiberg A., Responses of Human Neuronal Cells to Nipah Virus Infection.  Poster presentation at the Cell Symposia: Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses, Oct 2017, Arlington, VA