My primary research interests are on the epidemiology and
pathogenesis of arthropod-borne and zoonotic viral diseases. Most of
my work involves field studies of the ecology of the viruses and
laboratory investigations on their pathology in animals. I am also
director of the World Reference Center of Emerging Viruses and
Arboviruses. This is a large collection, which includes most of the
known arboviruses as well as reagents (antibodies and antigens) for
them. These are distributed at no cost to qualified investigators
throughout the world. The Reference Collection is an invaluable
resource for persons interested in comparative studies of viral
interrelationships and pathogenicity. We also receive unknown virus
samples for identification and characterization.
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