Immunity and therapeutics against Ebola, corona, and hantaviruses
Steven B. Bradfute, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the UNM Center for Global Health and Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bradfute received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Baylor College of Medicine (2005) and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), where he studied immune responses to hemorrhagic fever viruses, including the filoviruses (ebolaviruses, marburgviruses, and cuevaviruses). Filoviruses can cause severe disease in humans, and there have been increases in filovirus prevalence and geographical spread in recent years. As there are few treatments or vaccines available for many of these viruses, Dr. Bradfute is interested in basic immunology and vaccine development for these and other emerging pathogens. Current projects in the lab include development and testing of vaccines and determination of the mechanisms of immunity for filoviruses and other emerging pathogens, including Zika viruses. He has existing collaborations with researchers at USAMRIID, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the National Institutes of Health.