Terrence M. Tumpey, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Microbiologist, Influenza Branch

  • Institution: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    Phone: (404) 639-5444
    Fax: (404) 639-2334
    Email: [email protected]
  • Mailing Address:
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    Influenza Branch
    1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30333

Dr. Tumpey is responsible for the rescue and characterization of infectious influenza viruses containing 1918 genes and for the investigation of the most appropriate countermeasures to prevent disease in the mouse model. Once recombinant viruses are rescued, Dr. Tumpey oversees animal pathotyping under the institutional guidelines of animal care and polices and practices outlined for BioSafetly Level 4 Laboratory. In addition, he is investigating whether some of the 1918 genes conserve sufficient avian characteristics to still be able to function in avian hosts. These studies are helping to define the genetic requirements for adaptation of an avian influenza virus to a human host.

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