Positions

Overview

  • Since 1992, I have played a significant role in the development and provision of bioinformatics support and resources at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I am currently Director of Informatics for the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), an NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award site; Director of the UAB AIDS Center (CFAR) Bioinformatics Facility; and Director of the Bioinformatics Core for the UAB Microbiome Facility. As Director of these Informatics facilities, I oversee a team of Bioinformaticians and Systems Analysts who work and collaborate with UAB investigators to provide them with the broad range of tools and expertise necessary to support all their informatics needs. These responsibilities extend to the development of UAB’s overall informatics programs, including oversight and support of activities related to research, service and teaching. We assist investigators in the analysis of a wide range of data types including those derived from the use of next generation sequencing, including whole genome, exome, transcriptome, microbiome, and metagenomic sequence data. By providing these services, we help to ensure that each individual and laboratory can maximize their ability to publish and obtain funding, and especially to derive biological knowledge and meaning from their data. Since 2011, CCTS Informatics has also served as the analytical component of the UAB Microbiome Facility. In this role, we have developed an automated analytical pipeline for the processing and visualization of 16S rRNA sequencing data, as well as a similar pipeline for the processing of shotgun metagenomic data.

    My own personal research interests are directed at contributing to the understanding of microbial genomics and evolution by developing and utilizing computational tools and bioinformatics techniques to mine sequence and other data for significant patterns characteristic of function and/or evolution. This includes research on the genomics and evolutionary history of many virus species, as well as the complete genomic sequencing and annotation of various bacterial species. I have been part of the teams that have sequenced the complete genomes of ectromelia virus, monkeypox virus, rabbitpox virus, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Streptococcus pneumoniae strain R6, and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. My work on basic bioinformatics tool development has included the development of new algorithms for the detection of viral regulatory motifs; tools for the identification of viral genes; the development and utilization of High Performance Computing tools for bioinformatics analysis; and the development and use of tools for analyzing patterns of viral evolution. I have also been Principal Investigator of the Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center, an NIH-sponsored effort to develop Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Biodefense and Emerging or Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases. I also serve as Data Secretary for the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). In this role, I provide support to the ICTV for handling of viral taxonomy proposals; communicate the results of ICTV deliberations to the scientific community; and interact with various international agencies such as the NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information to incorporate the official, ICTV virus taxonomy into their own taxonomic databases.

    As Director of CCTS and CFAR Informatics, in addition to providing informatics research support and collaboration, I am also responsible for providing educational opportunities to campus investigators to enhance their knowledge, understanding, and application of informatics data and analytical tools in support of their own research interests. These opportunities include the organization and participation in for-credit courses covering various aspects of informatics education; organization of seminars and workshops targeted to specific informatics problems; providing informatics training opportunities to students, fellows, and staff from across campus; and supporting the integration of informatics training opportunities into campus NIH training (T) and development (K) award programs. I have personally mentored graduate students and postgraduate fellows throughout my research career. This includes students obtaining their degree in my own lab; serving on student dissertation committees; mentoring students on training grants; and mentoring fellows seeking and working on development awards as well as K award scholars.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Altered DNA Methylation in the Developing Brains of Rats Genetically Prone to High Versus Low Anxiety.Journal of Neuroscience2019
    2019 Additional changes to taxonomy ratified in a special vote by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (October 2018).Archives of Virology2019
    2019 In Silico and Experimental Evaluation of Primer Sets for Species-Level Resolution of the Vaginal Microbiota Using 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequencing.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  219:305-314. 2019
    2019 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Nodaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  100:3-4. 2019
    2019 ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Birnaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  100:5-6. 2019
    2018 New microbe genomic variants in patients fecal community following surgical disruption of the upper human gastrointestinal tractHuman Microbiome Journal.  10:37-42. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Globuloviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:1357-1358. 2018
    2018 Associations Between Race, Perceived Psychological Stress, and the Gut Microbiota in a Sample of Generally Healthy Black and White Women: A Pilot Study on the Role of Race and Perceived Psychological Stress.Psychosomatic Medicine.  80:640-648. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Baculoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:1185-1186. 2018
    2018 Identification of Key Bacteria Involved in the Induction of Incident Bacterial Vaginosis: A Prospective Study.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  218:966-978. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Papillomaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:989-990. 2018
    2018 Midtrimester microbial DNA variations in maternal serum of women who experience spontaneous preterm birth.Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  1-9. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Bicaudaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:864-865. 2018
    2018 Composition and richness of the serum microbiome differ by age and link to systemic inflammation.Geroscience.  40:257-268. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Togaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:761-762. 2018
    2018 Changes to taxonomy and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2018).Archives of Virology2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Asfarviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:613-614. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Avsunviroidae.Journal of General Virology.  99:611-612. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Hypoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:615-616. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Plasmaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:617-618. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Rhabdoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:447-448. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Ampullaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:288-289. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Guttaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:290-291. 2018
    2018 Age and fecal microbial strain-specific differences in patients with spondyloarthritis.Arthritis Research.  20:14. 2018
    2018 Virus taxonomy: the database of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).Nucleic Acids Research.  46:D708-D717. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Chrysoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:19-20. 2018
    2018 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Partitiviridae.Journal of General Virology.  99:17-18. 2018
    2018 Novel putative drivers revealed by targeted exome sequencing of advanced solid tumors.PLoS ONE.  13:e0194790. 2018
    2018 The diversity of the proline-rich domain of pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA): Potential relevance to a broad-spectrum vaccine.Vaccine.  36:6834-6843. 2018
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Nyamiviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2914-2915. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Pleolipoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2916-2917. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Pneumoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2912-2913. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Hepeviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2645-2646. 2017
    2017 Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 Phase-Locked Opacity Variants Differ in Virulence Phenotypes.mSphere.  2. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Cystoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2423-2424. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Picornaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2421-2422. 2017
    2017 Changes to taxonomy and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2017).Archives of Virology.  162:2505-2538. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Circoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:1997-1998. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Virgaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:1999-2000. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Benyviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:1571-1572. 2017
    2017 Targeting of Streptococcus mutans Biofilms by a Novel Small Molecule Prevents Dental Caries and Preserves the Oral Microbiome.Journal of Dental Research.  96:807-814. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Ophioviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:1161-1162. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Polyomaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:1159-1160. 2017
    2017 50 years of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: progress and prospects.Archives of Virology.  162:1441-1446. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Corticoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:888-889. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Iridoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:890-891. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Iflaviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:527-528. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Secoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:529-531. 2017
    2017 Metagenomics approach to the study of the gut microbiome structure and function in zebrafish Danio rerio fed with gluten formulated diet.Journal of Microbiological Methods.  135:69-76. 2017
    2017 Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomics.Nature Reviews Microbiology.  15:161-168. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Dicistroviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:355-356. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Potyviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:352-354. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Geminiviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:131-133. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Ourmiavirus.Journal of General Virology.  98:129-130. 2017
    2017 Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an altered gastric microbiota in children.Mucosal Immunology.  10:1169-1177. 2017
    2017 Gut microbiota composition associated with alterations in cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial outcomes among breast cancer survivors.Supportive Care in Cancer.  25:1563-1570. 2017
    2017 50 years of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: progress and prospectsArchives of Virology.  162:1441-1446. 2017
    2017 Changes to taxonomy and the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2017)Archives of Virology.  162:2505-2538. 2017
    2017 Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomicsNature Reviews Microbiology.  15:161-168. 2017
    2017 Erratum: Author Correction: Identification of donor microbe species that colonize and persist long term in the recipient after fecal transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile.npj Biofilms and Microbiomes.  3:29. 2017
    2017 Gut microbiota composition associated with alterations in cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial outcomes among breast cancer survivorsSupportive Care in Cancer.  25:1563-1570. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Ascoviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:4-5. 2017
    2017 ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Flaviviridae.Journal of General Virology.  98:2-3. 2017
    2017 Identification of donor microbe species that colonize and persist long term in the recipient after fecal transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile.npj Biofilms and Microbiomes.  3:12. 2017
    2017 Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 Phase-Locked Opacity Variants Differ in Virulence PhenotypesmSphere.  2. 2017
    2017 Virus taxonomy: the database of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)Nucleic Acids Research2017
    2016 Fecal metabolomics in pediatric spondyloarthritis implicate decreased metabolic diversity and altered tryptophan metabolism as pathogenic factors.Genes and Immunity.  17:400-405. 2016
    2016 Gravidas with class III obesity: evaluating the abdominal skin microbiota above and below the panniculus (.).Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  29:3312-3316. 2016
    2016 Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2016).Archives of Virology.  161:2921-2949. 2016
    2016 The gut microbiome of the sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, from its natural habitat demonstrates selective attributes of microbial taxa and predictive metabolic profiles.FEMS Microbiology Ecology.  92. 2016
    2016 Midtrimester Cervicovaginal Microbiota: Identification of Microbial Variations Associated with Puerperal Infection at Term.American Journal of Perinatology.  33:1165-1175. 2016
    2016 Culture-Independent Diagnostics for Health Security.Health Security.  14:122-142. 2016
    2016 Vaginal Microbiota in Pregnancy: Evaluation Based on Vaginal Flora, Birth Outcome, and Race.American Journal of Perinatology.  33:401-408. 2016
    2016 Colonization potential to reconstitute a microbe community in patients detected early after fecal microbe transplant for recurrent C. difficile.BMC Microbiology.  16:5. 2016
    2016 Gravidas with class III obesity: evaluating the abdominal skin microbiota above and below the panniculus*Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  29:3312-3316. 2016
    2016 Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2016)Archives of Virology.  161:2921-2949. 2016
    2015 Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Enriched Nuclear Fractions from BK Polyomavirus-Infected Primary Renal Proximal Tubule Epithelial Cells.Journal of Proteome Research.  14:4413-4424. 2015
    2015 Gut Microbial Dysbiosis Due to Helicobacter Drives an Increase in Marginal Zone B Cells in the Absence of IL-10 Signaling in Macrophages.Journal of Immunology.  195:3071-3085. 2015
    2015 Comparative genome analysis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.BMC Genomics.  16:610. 2015
    2015 Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2015).Archives of Virology.  160:1837-1850. 2015
    2015 Tracking the changes in virus taxonomy.Archives of Virology.  160:1375-1383. 2015
    2015 Genome variability and gene content in chordopoxviruses: dependence on microsatellites.Viruses.  7:2126-2146. 2015
    2015 Loss of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Fecal Dominance in an Organ Transplant Patient With Clostridium difficile Colitis After Fecal Microbiota Transplant.Open Forum Infectious Diseases.  2:ofv078. 2015
    2015 An abundance of Epsilonproteobacteria revealed in the gut microbiome of the laboratory cultured sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus.Frontiers in Microbiology.  6:1047. 2015
    2015 Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2015)Archives of Virology.  160:1837-1850. 2015
    2014 Association between BVAB1 and high Nugent scores among women with bacterial vaginosis.Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  80:321-323. 2014
    2014 Identification of nucleotide-level changes impacting gene content and genome evolution in orthopoxviruses.Journal of Virology.  88:13651-13668. 2014
    2014 Altered microbiota associated with abnormal humoral immune responses to commensal organisms in enthesitis-related arthritis.Arthritis Research.  16:486. 2014
    2014 Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2014).Archives of Virology.  159:2831-2841. 2014
    2014 Getting started with microbiome analysis: sample acquisition to bioinformatics.Current protocols in human genetics / editorial board, Jonathan L. Haines ... [et al.].  82:18.8.1-18.829. 2014
    2014 Expression of a non-coding RNA in ectromelia virus is required for normal plaque formation.Virus Genes.  48:38-47. 2014
    2014 Expression of a non-coding RNA in ectromelia virus is required for normal plaque formationVirus Genes.  48:38-47. 2014
    2014 Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2014)Archives of Virology.  159:2831-2841. 2014
    2014 Recently agreed changes to the statutes of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.Archives of Virology.  159:175-180. 2014
    2013 Recently agreed changes to the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature.Archives of Virology.  158:2633-2639. 2013
    2013 The silent codon change I507-ATC->ATT contributes to the severity of the ΔF508 CFTR channel dysfunction.Federation proceedings.  27:4630-4645. 2013
    2013 Characterization of the vaginal microbiota among sexual risk behavior groups of women with bacterial vaginosisPLoS ONE.  8. 2013
    2013 Characterization of the vaginal microbiota among sexual risk behavior groups of women with bacterial vaginosis.PLoS ONE.  8:e80254. 2013
    2013 Correction: Characterization of the Vaginal Microbiota among Sexual Risk Behavior Groups of Women with Bacterial Vaginosis.PLoS ONE.  8. 2013
    2013 The silent codon change I507-ATC→ATT contributes to the severity of the AF508 CFTR channel dysfunctionFederation proceedings.  27:4630-4645. 2013
    2011 A phylogenetic analysis using full-length viral genomes of South American dengue serotype 3 in consecutive Venezuelan outbreaks reveals a novel NS5 mutation.Infection, Genetics and Evolution.  11:2011-2019. 2011
    2011 Detection and genetic diversity of human metapneumovirus in hospitalized children with acute respiratory infections in India.Journal of Medical Virology.  83:1799-1810. 2011
    2011 Evidence for separation of HCV subtype 1a into two distinct clades.Journal of Viral Hepatitis.  18:608-618. 2011
    2011 Phylogenetic analysis of eastern equine encephalitis virus isolates from Florida.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  84:709-717. 2011
    2011 A phylogenetic analysis using full-length viral genomes of South American dengue serotype 3 in consecutive Venezuelan outbreaks reveals a novel NS5 mutationInfection, Genetics and Evolution.  11:2011-2019. 2011
    2010 Towards Viral Genome Annotation Standards, Report from the 2010 NCBI Annotation Workshop.Viruses.  2:2258-2268. 2010
    2010 Orthopoxvirus genome evolution: the role of gene loss.Viruses.  2:1933-1967. 2010
    2009 Recombination in West Nile Virus: minimal contribution to genomic diversity.Virology Journal.  6:165. 2009
    2009 Poxvirus protein evolution: family wide assessment of possible horizontal gene transfer events.Virus Research.  144:233-249. 2009
    2009 Poxvirus protein evolution: Family wide assessment of possible horizontal gene transfer eventsVirus Research.  144:233-249. 2009
    2008 Reply to Satheshkumar and Moss: Poxvirus transcriptome analysis.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  105:E63-E64. 2008
    2008 Comparative analysis of viral gene expression programs during poxvirus infection: a transcriptional map of the vaccinia and monkeypox genomes.PLoS ONE.  3:e2628. 2008
    2008 Kinetic analysis of a complete poxvirus transcriptome reveals an immediate-early class of genes (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2008) 105, (2140-2145) 10.1073/pnas.0711573105)Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  105:6787. 2008
    2008 Kinetic analysis of a complete poxvirus transcriptome reveals an immediate-early class of genes.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  105:2140-2145. 2008
    2008 Kinetic analysis of a complete poxvirus transcriptome reveals an immediate-early class of genesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  105:2140-2145. 2008
    2007 Variola virus topoisomerase: DNA cleavage specificity and distribution of sites in Poxvirus genomes.Virology.  365:60-69. 2007
    2007 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases bioinformatics resource centers: new assets for pathogen informatics.Infection and Immunity.  75:3212-3219. 2007
    2007 Vaccinia virus-specific CD4+ T cell responses target a set of antigens largely distinct from those targeted by CD8+ T cell responses.Journal of Immunology.  178:6814-6820. 2007
    2006 Genetic variability in the G protein gene of group A and B respiratory syncytial viruses from India.Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:3055-3064. 2006
    2006 Poxviruses: past, present and future.Virus Research.  117:105-118. 2006
    2005 Complete coding sequences of the rabbitpox virus genome.Journal of General Virology.  86:2969-2977. 2005
    2005 Virulence differences between monkeypox virus isolates from West Africa and the Congo basin.Virology.  340:46-63. 2005
    2005 Genomic multiple sequence alignments: refinement using a genetic algorithm.BMC Bioinformatics.  6:200. 2005
    2005 Poxvirus Bioinformatics Resource Center: a comprehensive Poxviridae informational and analytical resource.Nucleic Acids Research.  33:D311-D316. 2005
    2004 The genome sequence of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strain 232, the agent of swine mycoplasmosis.Journal of Bacteriology.  186:7123-7133. 2004
    2004 SS-Wrapper: a package of wrapper applications for similarity searches on Linux clusters.BMC Bioinformatics.  5:171. 2004
    2003 The genomic sequence of ectromelia virus, the causative agent of mousepox.Virology.  317:165-186. 2003
    2003 Nucleic acid probes and method for detecting ureaplasma urealyticum 2003
    2002 Cystin, a novel cilia-associated protein, is disrupted in the cpk mouse model of polycystic kidney disease.Journal of Clinical Investigation.  109:533-540. 2002
    2002 Cystin, a novel cilia-associated protein, is disrupted in the cpk mouse model of polycystic kidney disease.Journal of Clinical Investigation.  109:533-540. 2002
    2002 Cystin, a novel cilia-associated protein, is disrupted in the cpk mouse model of polycystic kidney diseaseJournal of Clinical Investigation.  109:533-540. 2002
    2001 Genome of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae strain R6.Journal of Bacteriology.  183:5709-5717. 2001
    2000 Nucleic acid probes and method for detecting Ureaplasma urealyticum 2000
    2000 The complete sequence of the mucosal pathogen Ureaplasma urealyticum.Nature.  407:757-762. 2000
    2000 Identification of the human pituitary tumor transforming gene (hPTTG) family: molecular structure, expression, and chromosomal localization.Gene.  248:41-50. 2000
    2000 The hinge of the human papillomavirus type 11 E2 protein contains major determinants for nuclear localization and nuclear matrix association.Journal of Virology.  74:3761-3770. 2000
    1999 NUCLEIC ACID PROBES AND METHOD FOR DETECTING UREAPLASMA UREALYTICUM 1999
    1998 Genetic variability among group A and group B respiratory syncytial viruses in a children's hospital.Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  36:3552-3557. 1998
    1996 Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer regions of the genus Ureaplasma.Journal of Veterinary Medical Science.  58:191-195. 1996
    1990 Complementation of a vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein G mutant with wild-type protein expressed from either a bovine papilloma virus or a vaccinia virus vector system.Virology.  178:373-383. 1990
    1985 An inhibitor of interferon action: I. Physical association of the inhibitor with interferon-gamma.Journal of interferon research.  5:85-99. 1985
    1985 An inhibitor of interferon action: II. Biological properties of the IFN-gamma-associated inhibitor of interferon action.Journal of interferon research.  5:101-110. 1985
    1981 Assay and Characterization of an Inhibitor of Interferon ActionMethods in Enzymology.  79:440-448. 1981
    1981 Assay and characterization of an inhibitor of interferon action.Methods in Enzymology.  79:440-448. 1981
    1981 Control of the interferon system: an inhibitor of interferon action.Texas reports on biology and medicine.  41:317-323. 1981
    1979 Production and function of an inhibitor of interferon action found in mouse lymphokine preparationsJournal of Clinical Hematology and Oncology.  9. 1979
    1976 Comparative effectiveness of six antiviral agents in Herpes simplex type 1 infection of mice.Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.  152:337-342. 1976
    1974 Mechanism of late therapy of viral infections with interferonIRCS Research on Immunology and Allergy, Microbiology, Parasitology and Infectious Diseases.  2:1518-1522. 1974
    The Virology of Taterapox Virus In Vitro.Viruses.  10.

    Book

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    2012 Virus Taxonomy 2012

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2007 Comparative genomics of viruses using bioinformatics tools.  49-72. 2007

    Research Overview

  • Microbial Genomics and Evolution; Bioinformatics; Microbiome
  • Investigator On

  • Interactions of Gut Microbiome, Genetic Susceptibility and Environmental Factors in Parkinson's Disease  awarded by DOD - Department of Defense 2018 - 2022
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System of Care  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Emerging Antiviral Resistance in Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (P60)  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center - Core B (Methodology Core)  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • The UAB STI CRC - DiSCIS Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • The UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis in Women Who Have Sex with Women  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - Genomics Core G  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment, and Emotional Behavior  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2016
  • Prematurity Prevention and Research Related to the Microbiome (PREPARE-M)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2015 - 2016
  • Enteric Flora in Newly Diagnosed Spondyloarthritis: A Collaborative Study  awarded by FRIENDS OF CARRA 2013 - 2016
  • Exploration of the Gut Microbiome in Spondyloarthritis  awarded by American College of Rheumatology 2013 - 2016
  • Prematurity Prevention and Research Related to the Microbiome (PREPARE-M)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2013 - 2015
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 linked awards: UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2013 - 2014
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - DNA Sequencing  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) UL1  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2014
  • Teaching Overview

  • 1988 Undergraduate Genetics, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology Judson College, Marion, Alabama
    1990 – 2001 Practical Applications of Sequence Analysis Software (MIC753), UAB Microbiology upper level graduate course in Bioinformatics
    2001 – 2005 Bioinformatics I (CIS-640), UAB Department of Computer and Information Sciences
    2003, 2004 Genetics in Medicine, UAB School of Medicine, Bioinformatics Lecture for new Medical Student course.
    2003, 2004 Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (BMG 744), UAB Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Lecture on Proteomic Bioinformatic applications.
    2005 UAB Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds. “Viruses Biodefense and Bioinformatics”
    2005 UAB Virology Discussion Group. “Viral Genomics and Evolution: The use of Bioinformatics to make biological inferences”
    2003 – 2009 Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory Methods, “Biological databases: sequence, genomic, expression, and proteomic”
    2004 – 2009 Advanced Human Genetics (MGE-701). Module leader, “Bioinformatics”.
    2006 – Present GBS Virology (GBS 762). Lectures on “Negative-strand RNA Viruses” and “Virus Evolution”
    2006 – Present Fundamentals II, Dental and Optometric Microbiology. “RNA Viruses”.
    2006 – Present Virology Journal Club (MIC 724, GBSC 720).
    2010 Advanced Topics in Virology (MIC 791). Co-Course Master
    2010 – Present GBS Bioinformatics (GBS 722). “Introduction to Bioinformatics”.
    2011 – 2017 CCTS-BMI Summer Seminar Series on Informatics.
    2015 Topics in Professional Development: 'OMICS (MIC741).
    2015 Microbiome in Health and Disease (GBSC 716) .
    2016 ‘Omics (MIC 741). Course lecture: “Bioinformatics: The Management and Analysis of Biological Data”
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University of Texas System : Medical Branch
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Microbiology, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1991
  • University of Wisconsin Biochemistry, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1987
  • Full Name

  • Elliot Lefkowitz