Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Matthew Wiebe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Nebraska Center for Virology
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Research Interests: My research focus in this area of host-pathogen interaction is two-fold.  First, it is to understand the molecular sensors utilized by the cell to identify and respond to foreign DNA.  Second, it is to characterize the methods viruses use to evade these DNA-specific immune defenses.  To accomplish these two goals, I study vaccinia virus, which possesses a large DNA genome.  Vaccinia is a member of the poxvirus family, and is closely related to the smallpox and monkeypox viruses.

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Shi-hua Xiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Nebraska Center for Virology
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Research Interests: Our research interests are focused on HIV/AIDS, with the ultimate goal of developing an effective vaccine or a long-term preventive strategy to counter this devastating pandemic. Our laboratory research is focused on HIV envelope structure, envelope-based vaccine design and development, and other anti-HIV research approaches.

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