St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCEIRR)


Memphis, TN | United States

Lead Organization: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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About SJCEIRR

The St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (SJCEIRR) has been developed around the seminal and collaborative work of its primary investigators to integrate global influenza virus research targeting human and animal populations. SJCERR provides cutting edge laboratory research and infrastructure to support NIAID’s dual mandate to maintain and grow a robust basic and applied research portfolio and to respond rapidly to new and emerging infectious disease public health threats wherever they may occur. Its program couples the skills of established and junior investigators and builds upon the infrastructure, expertise, partnerships, and experiences of multiple partner institutes domestically and abroad. Importantly, SJCERR addresses novel and critical research gaps with samples and data collected from fully developed and functional human and animal cohorts. A particular strength of the SJCERR team is the integration into the influenza programs of key international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Organization for Animal Health. These ties allow for the rapid assimilation of data to global public health activities.

Leadership

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Richard Webby, PhD

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Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD

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Institutions & Investigators

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD

Laboratory Director, Department of Infectious Diseases

Lisa Kercher, PhD

Laboratory Operations Manager, Department of Infectious Diseases

Mauren McGargill, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Immunology

Charles Russell, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases

Paul Thomas, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Immunology

Richard Webby, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases

Institutions & Investigators

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Elena Govorkova, MD, PhD, Laboratory Director, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Lisa Kercher, PhD, Laboratory Operations Manager, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Mauren McGargill, PhD, Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Immunology
  • Charles Russell, PhD, Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD, Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Paul Thomas, PhD, Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Immunology
  • Richard Webby, PhD, Member, St. Jude Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Tomer Hertz, PhD, Associate Professor, Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
Duke University, School of Medicine
Duke-National University of Singapore
  • Gavin Smith, PhD, MASM, Program Director (Interim) and Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Program
  • Yvonne Su, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Program
Fundacion Salud Para el Tropico (Tropical Health Foundation)
  • Juan Carlos Dib, MD, PhD, Professor, Tropical Medicine at Magdalena University in Colombia
Human Link
Institute of Environmental Science and Research
  • Sue Huang, PhD, Director, WHO National Influenza Center
Jahangirnagar University
Kansas State University
  • Jüergen Richt, DVM, PhD, Regents Distinguished Professor and KBA Eminent Scholar, College of Veterinary Medicine
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
  • Alessandro Sette, Dr.Biol.Sci., Professor, Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
National Research Centre
The Ohio State University
  • Andrew Bowman, MS, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Jacqueline Nolting, PhD, Laboratory Operations Manager, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
United States Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
University of Chile
University of Georgia
  • Rebecca Poulson, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist, Department Population Health
  • Dave Stallknecht, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Departments of Infectious Disease and Population Health
University of Hong Kong
  • Michael Chan, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Ben Cowling, PhD, Professor and Division Head, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Vijay Dhanasekaran, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Yi Guan, MD, PhD, Daniel CK Yu Professor in Virology and Chair of Emerging Viral Diseases, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Leo Lit Man Poon, DPhil, Professor and Division Head, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Malik Peiris, DPhil, Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science and Chair of Virology, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Hui-Ling Yen, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
  • Huachen Maria Zhu, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
  • Aubree Gordon, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Missouri
  • Wenjun Ma, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Veterinary Pathobiology and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
  • Heather Smallwood, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Peds Research
University of Texas, Medical Branch
  • Pei-Yong Shi, PhD, Professor, John Sealy Distinguished Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Innovation and Commercialization
  • Scott Weaver, MS, PhD, John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Human Infections and Immunity Chair, Director of Institute for Human Infections & Immunity", Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Washington University, St. Louis
  • Jacco Boon, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Pathology and Immunology

Center Coordinator

  • Pam McKenzie, PhD, Center Coordinator, Director, St. Jude CEIRR Global Surveillance

Center Data Managers