The Orfeome project comprises the following organizations:
Most the Baric Lab research has used coronaviruses as models to study the genetics of RNA virus transcription, replication, persistence, and cross species transmission. They have also been using alphavirus vaccine vectors to develop novel candidate vaccines against caliciviruses.
The work in Blossom Damania’s laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of viral-associated cancers.
The goal of Dirk Dittmer’s research is to understand viral tumorigenesis, specifically, cancers that are caused by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV-8).
The Heise laboratory is interested in understanding the interactions between viruses and the infected host that lead either to virus-induced disease or to resolution of the viral infection.
Yohishiro Kawaoka studies the molecular mechanism of interspecies Influenza transmission and the role of viral proteins in the pathogenesis and viral replication of Ebola.