Alan Barrett

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Alan Barrett is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He also is Director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training for Emerging Infectious Diseases, nBarrett and his team work on flavivirus vaccine research and development, including dengue, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile and Zika viruses. In particular, studies on live attenuated vaccines. Their goal is to generate fundamental information on flaviviruses that can be used for vaccine development. His research investigates structure-function of flavivirus genes and expressed proteins to identify molecular determinants of attenuation and virulence. Studies involve investigating mutations in flavivirus genes and their effects on genes (quasispecies population structure), protein function (especially mutations in epitopes that induce protective immunity) and phenotype. Webpage: 



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