Check out our recent review on ways to improve the protection afforded by the seasonal influenza vaccine!
Click the link below to hear the TWiV hosts discussing our approach to prevent egg adaptation of influenza virus vaccine strains!
And we also got a shout-out from the Herald Sun newspaper here in Durham!
Brook’s paper using CRISPR activation technology to screen for proteins that can inhibit influenza virus infection was published online today. It’s open access, so check it out!
On August 2nd we hit the two year mark! To celebrate we did a hike in the North Carolina mountains followed by some beer drinking. Thanks to everyone who has worked in the lab!
A feature on Al’s work was just published on DukeTODAY! It describes how our technology can be used to produce improved influenza virus vaccines.
Infection of a cell with a cytopathic virus such as influenza A virus has been thought to always lead to the death of the cell. In this PLos Pearl, data are discussed that show that there are other potential outcomes of infection.
Give it a read!
We are happy to welcome Heather as a member of the Heaton lab! Heather joined the Duke MGM graduate program in 2016 and the Heaton lab in the spring of 2017.
The Heaton lab welcomes the newest member of the team, Dr. Ben Chambers!
Ben did his thesis work with Scott Hensley at UPenn working on the mechanisms of antigenic drift and vaccine responses to influenza viruses.
Glad to have you with us Ben!
Another Heaton Lab 5K, supporting a good cause: https://florenceforth.org/
Team name: Flu Right By You