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   Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
   Tulane University School of Medicine
   1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-38
   New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2699
   Telephone: (504) 988-5150
Thomas G. Voss, Ph.D.

Research Interests:

-  Cell-virus interactions and their role in the pathogenesis of acute viral infections
-  Therapeutic and vaccine development

We are investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of virus pathogenesis focused on viruses associated with acute respiratory disease and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Specifically, we are focused on the role of virus-host interactions in:

* Development of acute lung damage

*Efficiency of animal-to-animal transmissions

*Induction of vascular leak syndrome

Using cell-based and animal based models of infection, the laboratory is focused on discovery and development of therapeutic and vaccine targets, as well as elucidating fundamental mechanisms of viral pathogenesis. With facilities at the School of Medicine and the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC), our laboratory is actively working with viral pathogens that require BSL-2 and BSL-3 containment.

In addition, the Voss laboratory provides fee for service contract research for commercial organizations interested in therapeutic and vaccine development. Consulting services are also available in the areas of drug and vaccine development, biological safety, and biological containment facility design, construction and operations.

Thomas G. Voss earned the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1994 and was a recipient of the American Society for Microbiology/National Center for Infectious Diseases Postdoctoral Research Associates Award, completing postdoctoral training in Viral Pathogenesis in the Special Pathogens Branch of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additional research training was completed in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine at the Universit?tspital Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Voss has held positions of Visiting Scientist in the Respiratory and Enteric Virus Branch at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was most recently the Vice President of Homeland Security and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham Alabama.

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Thomas G. Voss, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-38
New Orleans, LA, 70112
504-988-5690
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