Jean L. Patterson

Texas Biomedical Research Institute, USA

Jean L. Patterson, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Virology & Immunology Texas Biomedical Research Institute Years of experience: 33 Education: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1979; B.A., Miami University, 1975. Special Training: Post-doctoral training, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1979-1981; Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, University of Geneva Medical School, 1981-1984. Dr. Patterson served as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from l984-l996. She set up and ran a molecular virology laboratory working on Respiratory Syncycial Virus, Vesicular stomatitis virus, antivirals, Leishmaniavirus, and HIV. She is experienced in viral culture, laboratory management, molecular biology, and immunological analysis. Her major research interests are the molecular biology of viruses infecting protozoan parasites, transcription of bunyaviruses, and mechanisms of action of anti-viral agents. Her research is focused on emerging viral infections and she is working on developing vaccines and therapies against hemorrhagic fever viruses. She has authored more than 91 publications. Since l996, Dr. Patterson has served as the Chairman for the Department of Virology & Immunology at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. She holds the E.M. Stevens Chair for Biomedical Research and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also a member of the design team that completed the construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. laboratory building that holds 12 Biosafety Level 2, three Biosafety Level 3 labs, and one Biosafety Level 4.

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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