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Ying Qi Shirleen Soh, PhD

Dr. Soh focuses on how viruses such as influenza evolve to infect diverse host species. Zoonotic transmissions of influenza from avian and swine hosts to humans have the potential to result in pandemics with severe public health consequences. Cancer patients, in particular, are disproportionately susceptible to complications arising from infection. Dissecting the pathways and mechanisms by which influenza can adapt to the human host will aid in the ability to predict and prevent pandemics resulting from zoonotic infection.

Project title: "Mapping paths and mechanisms of virus-host adaptation"
Institution: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Jesse Bloom, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Infectious Disease