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Dr. Connie Schmaljohn

Dr. Connie Schmaljohn

Chief Scientist

In her capacity as the U.S. Army Medical Material Command’s Senior Scientist for Infectious Diseases, Connie Schmaljohn has directed several efforts to develop and test DNA vaccines for highly pathogenic viruses of military or biodefense importance, including two phase I clinical studies of DNA vaccines for hantaviruses, a planned clinical study of a Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus DNA vaccine, and nonhuman primate studies with filovirus and arenavirus DNA vaccines. In addition, she is currently directing basic research programs aimed at understanding the means by which arenaviruses and hantaviruses evade and cause host pathogenesis, as well as studies on how hantaviruses and other bunyaviruses interact with host proteins during their replication.

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