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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Thomas Friedrich

Thomas Friedrich

Expert on viral immunity, viral evolution, design and testing of vaccines.

Assistant professor, pathobiological sciences; virology services unit head, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center Work: 608-265-3381 thomasf@primate.wisc.edu Home page Twitter: @tcfriedrich

Topics

  • Evolution and emergence of AIDS, influenza, Zika and other viruses
  • Disease process (pathogenesis) in viral infections, especially AIDS and influenza. Currently studying Zika virus also.
  • Immunity to viral infections
  • Design and testing of antiviral vaccines, particularly for AIDS and influenza

Achievements

  • Discovered evolutionary "bottlenecks" in influenza virus transmission that could affect how bird flu jumps to humans
  • Affiliate scientist, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
  • Member, UW Influenza Research Institute
  • Discovered constraints on AIDS virus evolution that could help guide vaccine development

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