Studies funded by the Dharam Ablashi Pilot Grant Program


Roberto Alvarez-Lafuente, MD
Hospital Clinico San Carlos
MicroRNAs of HHV-6 in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients: correlation with activity and progression of the disease

Elisabetta Caselli, PhD
University of Ferrara
HHV-6 induced alterations of microRNAs and transcriptional factors expression: focus on autoimmunity

 Mara Cirone, PhD
La Sapienza University of Rome
Autophagy Interaction with HHV-6A Infection

Bibhuti Das, MD
University of Texas Southwest Medical Center
Prevalence of Human Herpesvirus 6 and Cytomegalovirus in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients with Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
Cardiotropic Viral Infections in Children with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Clinical Significance of Pretransplant Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus-6 in Heart Transplant Recipients

Elin Engdahl, PhD
Karolinska Institute
Human herpesvirus 6B affects the MAPK pathway, possibly involved in vacuolization of infected cells

Louis Flamand, PhD
Laval University
Induced pluripotent stem cells to study the biological impacts of inherited chromosomally-integrated HHV-6

Joshua A. Hill, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer Risk and Inflammatory Profile in Patients with Inherited Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6

David Hudnall, MD, FCAP
Yale University School of Medicine
The Role of Human Herpesvirus 6 in Salivary Gland Cancer

Ruth Jarrett, MD
University of Glasgow
Characterisation of iciHHV-6 integration sites using targeted enrichment coupled with sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore Technologies platform

David Koelle, MD
University of Washington
Do donor T cell responses to HHV6B predict reactivation after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?

Mauro Malnati, MD, PhD
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
HHV-6 A/B infection and Multiple sclerosis: triggering factor or epiphenomenon? 

Joseph Ongradi, PhD
Semmelweis University
In vitro studies on the effect of Avemar on Roseoloviruses

Roberta Rizzo, PhD
University of Ferrara
Assessment of the effects of HHV-6A infection on the endometrial (e)NK cells of infertile women

Suzana Straus, PhD
University of British Columbia
Investigating the potential link between HHV-6B and MS: interaction between U24 and WW domains.

Phillip West, PhD
Texas A&M
Defining how HHV-6 Induces Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Metabolic Alterations in Human T-lymphoblast Lines

Darren Wight, PhD
Freie Universität Berlin
Role of shelterin in HHV-6 integration and its association with disease in iciHHV-6 individuals

Xiofeng Zhou, PhD
Unversity of Michigan
A Mouse Model of HHV-6 Reactivation Post Allogeneic HSCT