Lab News

Bridging the gap: a humanized mouse model for hepatitis B

Our recent story published in the journal "virology" on humanized mouse model for hepatitis B is highlighted in "Virologyhighlights" this week: Click here to access the post.

New publications from the Ploss Lab

Congratulations to Markus von Schaewen, Benjamin Winer and Qiang Ding for their recent publications in Virology, Journal of Virology, MBio and PNAS :

Ding Q, Heller B, Capuccino JM, Song B, Nimgaonkar I, Hrebikova G, Contreras JE, Ploss A. 2017. Hepatitis E virus ORF3 is a functional ion channel required for release of infectious particles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Winer BY, Huang T, Low BE, Avery C, Pais MA, Hrebikova G, Siu E, Chiriboga L, Wiles MV, Ploss A. 2016. Recapitulation of treatment response patterns in a novel humanized mouse model for chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Virology 502:63-72.

Ding Q, von Schaewen M, Hrebikova G, Heller B, Sandmann L, Plaas M, Ploss A. 2016. Mice expressing minimally humanized CD81 and occludin genes support hepatitis C virus uptake in vivo. Journal of virology.

von Schaewen M, Dorner M, Hueging K, Foquet L, Gerges S, Hrebikova G, Heller B, Bitzegeio J, Doerrbecker J, Horwitz JA, Gerold G, Suerbaum S, Rice CM, Meuleman P, Pietschmann T, Ploss A. 2016. Expanding the Host Range of Hepatitis C Virus through Viral Adaptation. mBio 7.

Welcome to Lei Wei

Welcome to Lei Wei, a new post-doc in the Ploss Lab, who recently obtained a Ph.D. from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

WPRB radio interview of Alexander Ploss

WPRB radio feat. Professor Alexander Ploss on Research in Infectious Diseases and It’s Global Importance

https://tvr2c.com/2016/06/30/62816-show-feat-professor-alexander-ploss-on-research-in-infectious-diseases-and-its-global-importance/

Alexander Ploss receives a 2016 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Alexander Ploss was selected as a recipient of a 2016  Burroughs Wellcome Fund "Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease" Award! For more information please see: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/infectious-diseases/investigators-pathogenesis-infectious-disease/grant-recipients