THE JOHN R. LAMONTAGNE LECTURE SERIES

Mary K. Estes

Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Mary Estes. She is a Distinguished Professor of Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her research group studies viruses that infect distinct types of cells (enterocytes, crypt cells, M cells) in the GI tract as probes to learn about the biology, host response and gene expression of these cells. We are using multidisciplinary approaches to probe the structure and molecular biology of GI viruses to understand the basic mechanisms that control virus replication, morphogenesis, virus-host interactions, and pathogenesis.

This event will be rescheduled for the fall. Please check back here for updates!

 

 

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A health worker takes a blood sample for a COVID-19 antibody test in Los Angeles on May 20, 2020. (AP)

How helpful can herd immunity be in ending the coronavirus pandemic?

June 4, 2020
When asked about factors that affect viral infectiousness in a recent PolitiFact email interview, Dr. Jaquelin P. Dudley, Associate Director of the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease states: 

"Viruses, particularly ones with a fatty layer called an envelope, are largely transmitted from person-to-person and not through touching objects."

The season can matter as well. Warm weather, when people are outside rather than in closed rooms, can cut down on transmission, at least on the margins, she said.

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