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Ralph A. Tripp

Ralph A. Tripp

Professor of Infectious Diseases
Associate Director of Center of Molecular Medicine
Associate Director of Biomedical Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor of University of Canberra
Adjunct Professor of University of Liverpool
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Biography

Prof Tripp received his doctorate in 1989 from Oregon State University in the field of viral immunity. He was awarded a National Research Service Award and studied adenovirus mechanisms of immune evasion under the tutelage of Dr. Linda Gooding at Emory University, and then was a post-doctoral fellow with 1996 Nobel Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he studied the mechanisms of T cell memory to influenza virus. Following these programs, Prof Tripp led a research team in vaccine studies for respiratory viral diseases, as a Section Chief, in the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch at the CDC in Atlanta, GA. Prof Tripp now oversees research activities at the Animal Health Research Center at the Univ Georgia which is BSL2/BSL3 biocontainment facility where his laboratory develops platform enabling technologies in pathogen biosensing using nanotechnology-based approaches, antiviral drugs using small molecule and RNAi-based drugs, and animal and human vaccines using state-of-the-art technologies with an in-house GMP vaccine facility. Prof Tripp is Editor-in-Chief; Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, Academic Editor of PLoS ONE; on the Board of Editors, Virology, and Associate Editor, Cellular Immunology.

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