Christopher F Basler, PhD
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PROFESSOR | Microbiology
Research Topics
Biodefense, Cytokines, Dendritic Cells, Ebola Virus, Infectious Disease, Influenza Virus, Interferon, Interferon Antagonists, Interferon Resistance, Nipah Virus, Viruses and Virology
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Microbiology [MIC]
Basler Lab Website
Specific Clinical/Research Interests: Molecular determinants of virulence of emerging viruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus

Administrator: Christine Schwall

Current Students: PhD: Megan Edwards, Benjamin Yen

Postdoctoral Fellows: Alicia Feagins, Priya Luthra, Tshidi Tsibane, Heidi Karttunen, Toni Schwarz

Research Personnel: Matthew Kreitman

Summary of Research Studies:

The filoviruses, Ebola viruses and Marburg viruses, are emerging, zoonotic negative-strand RNA viruses. As the 2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak makes clear, the unique virulence and high transmissibility of these viruses makes them unique public health threats.  The Basler lab studies filovirus immune evasion and replication mechanisms with the goals of (1) developing therapeutics that target these mechanisms, (2) determining how these mechanisms contribute to viral pathogenesis and (3) understanding how these mechanisms function in different host species.

PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Mysteries of Ebola

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Basler during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership

  • Enanta Pharmaceuticals

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