UC Berkeley has several faculty involved in Zika, at all levels of infectious disease research, surveillance and response. We are curating recent papers, news, and events from our Bay Area academic community as a resource to scientists and community.

Upcoming Events

October 29, 2016 UC Berkeley 2016 Zika Symposium: Frontline Update
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Recent Scientific Papers

July 18, 2016 (UCB Faculty Staff Authors: Professor Eva Harris, Chunling Wang, Henry Puerta-Guardo, Daniela Michlmayr)
Zika Virus Targets Different Primary Human Placental Cells, Suggesting Two Routes for Vertical Transmission (Cell Host & Microbe, Tabata & Petitt, et al.)

July 14, 2016 (UCB Faculty/Staff Authors: Professor Eva Harris, Diego A. Espinosa)
Specificity, cross-reactivity and function of antibodies elicited by Zika virus infection (Science, Stettler et al.)

July 2016 (UCB Faculty/Staff Authors: Professor Eva Harris)
Single-Reaction Multiplex Reverse Transcription PCR for Detection of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Viruses

April 2016 (UCB Faculty/Staff Authors: Professor Eva Harris, Editor)
Characterization of Lethal Zika Virus Infection in AG129 Mice (PLOS NTDs, Aliota et al.)

UC Berkeley in the News (Zika/Dengue)

Previous Events
   June 2016 Design-thinking with OpenIDEO at UC Berkeley: Combating future health threats
   March 2016 UC Berkeley Zika Panel (Video here)
   March 2016 (hosted by colleagues at UCSF) Preparedness for the Zika Virus: A Public Health Emergency

UCB Faculty
Eva Harris (Infectious Disease and Vaccinology)
Josefina Columa (Executive Director, Sustainable Science Institute)
Lee Riley (Infectious Disease and Vaccinology)
Brenda Eskenazi Division Head, Community Health Sciences)
Art Reingold (Division Head, Epidemiology)
John Swartzberg (Clinical Professor, Emeritus)
John Marshall (Biostatistics, Epidemiology)