Our CFI JELF equipment funding announced together with 7 other awards received by Dal researchers – Dal News
We publish a paper in PLoS Pathogens describing the specificity of influenza A virus endonuclease PA-X for host messenger RNAs. This work was done in collaboration with Dr. Marta Gaglia’s lab at Tufts University. Around the same time Dalhousie recruits several new faculty members who study flu, building capacity in this area of research.
“Dal’s Flu Fighters” – DalNews
“Dalhousie Medical School making big breaks in influenza research” – Global News
“Dalhousie University researchers make flu discoveries” – CBC News
“Influenza Discoveries at Dal” – Dal Alumni News
Our paper is published in PLoS Pathogens describing three influenza virus genes that block inhibition of protein synthesis and stress granule formation in infected cells. This study identifies a window of opportunity early during infection during which stress granule-inducing drugs can effectively block viral replication.
Interview with Kayla Hounsell – CTV News
“Finding new weapons to fight flu” – Dalhousie Medical School Media Centre