Meet the CEIRS Team

Key Personnel St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Richard J. Webby, PhD, Director

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD, Co-Director

Robert Webster, PhD, Principal Investigator, Studies at the Animal-Human Interface in Bangladesh

Charles Russell, PhD, Principal Investigator, Transmission of influenza viruses at the swine-human interface

Paul G. Thomas, PhD, Principal Investigator, Human Immunology

Maureen McGargill, PhD, Principal Investigator, Universal Vaccine

Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Antivirals 

Pamela McKenzie, PhD, SJCEIRS Coordinator

Kristen Hildebrand, BA, CCRP, SJCEIRS Clinical Coordinator

Key Personnel University of Hong Kong (UHK) Subcontract

Yi Guan, MD, PhD, UHK Director

Malik Peiris, MD, PhD, UHK Director

Huachen Zhu, PhD, Principal Investigator, Surveillance and Genetic Characterization of Viruses Circulating in Southern China

Hui-Ling Yen, PhD, Principal Investigator, Transmission of influenza viruses at the swine-human interface

Leo Lit Man Poon, PhD, Principal Investigator, Human Immunology

Michael Chi Wai Chan, PhD, Principal Investigator, Influenza in High-Risk Populations

Cindy Lee, UHK Coordinator

Key Personnel National Research Centre (NRC) Egypt Subcontract

Mohamed A. Ali, PhD, NRC Director

Key Personnel Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) Subcontract

Gavin Smith, PhD, Duke-NUS Director

Vijay Dhanasekaran, PhD, Principal Investigator, Evolutionary Studies

Key Personnel Kansas State University (KSU) Subcontract

Juergen Richt, DVM, PhD, KSU Director

Wenjun Ma, BVsc, MVsc, PhD, Principal Investigator, Swine Influenza Virus Surveillance and Vaccine Approaches

Key Personnel University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) Subcontract

Justin Bahl, PhD, University of Texas School of Public Health Director

Key Personnel University of Michigan (UMich) Subcontract

Aubree Gordon, PhD, MPH, UMich Director

Key Personnel University of Wisconsin (UW) Subcontract

Jorge Osorio, DVM, PhD, UW Director

Key Personnel University of Georgia (UGA) Subcontract

Dave Stallknecht, PhD, UGA Director

Key Personnel Ohio State University (OSU) Subcontract

Key Personnel University of Minnesota (UMinn) Subcontract

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, UMinn Director

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