Biomedical Research Excellence
Who We Are
- Established in the fall of 2000 under the NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.
- Combines the expertise of Nebraska’s leading biomedical research institutions: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Creighton University.
- Research programs focus on important viral diseases of humans, including HIV-1, Kaposi’s Sarcoma and herpes, as well as viruses within plants and animals.
- Supported by the Center’s four core facilities: Flow Cytometry, Proteomics, Microscopy, and Bioinformatics.
- Faculty engage in mentoring young scientists and students from the U.S. and abroad and seek to attract more researchers to Nebraska.
16th Annual Symposium in Virology
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Poster Presentations are invited at afternoon reception. All interested students, faculty, and staﬀ from universities and industry are invited to attend. Registration is free but advanced registration is required. Click here to register.
$1.3M NIH grant to aid study of plants’ viral defense
Hernan Garcia-Ruiz did not understand why the farmers could no longer grow the tomatoes and peppers and beans that had once fed their small town north of Mexico City. He was a child then, watching the farmers reluctantly abandon their favored crops for corn and wheat. (Full article)
Study confirms simian ancestors of HIV can infect human cells
No one knows exactly how it happened. It may have entered through a cut or bite wound, the blood of a chimpanzee seeping into an exposed fingertip or forearm or foot.... (Full article)
Dr. Asit Pattnaik interviewed by 10/11 about Zika virus
The Zika Virus has been around since the 1940s, generally in Africa, but it has not been studied in depth. Now though, researchers are hitting the ground running as the virus has spread like wildfire through areas in South and Latin America, and over the last several weeks, multiple cases have been reported ... (continue reading on 10/11)
Nutech Ventures - Breakthrough of the Year
The Breakthrough Innovation of the Year award, which was presented to Hiep Vu, Fernando Osorio, Asit Pattnaik and Fangrui Ma for their PRSS Vaccine. The PRSS Vaccine creates a method for the development of a porcine reproductive and respiratory virus vaccine strain capable of inducing broad protection. Current vaccines on the market only protect against a specific strain of the virus, which costs the swine industry more than $640 million a year.
Welcome from the NCV Director: Dr. Charles Wood
Welcome to the Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV) web site. I hope you will find the information about our Center, our research program, and our research projects on different plant, animal and human viruses interesting and exciting. If you are a perspective student, we hope to inspire you to join our program to becoming a virologist, to explore the wonderful and challenging world of viruses......
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