Host genetics

Discovering host genetic determinants of Ebola and Lassa virus infections

Overview

Data collection is completed and we are well into the analysis phase of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) looking for host genetic determinants of susceptibility to Ebola virus infection in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and Lassa virus infection in Sierra Leone and Nigeria. These projects include work carried out through the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) and the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium. Stay tuned for project updates!

Top: Primary GWAS collection sites. Bottom left: Kenema Government Hospital (KGH), Sierra Leone. Bottom middle: Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Nigera. Bottom right: John F. Kennedy (JFK) Hospital, Liberia.