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Hadega Aamer



Hadega Aamer

Contact

412-383-8791
441 Bridgeside Point II
450 Technology Drive

Mentor

Dr. Michael Murphey-Corb

Education

MS in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2013

BS in Biology/Pre-medicine (Minor in Chemistry), Eastern Washington University, 2008


Why I chose Pitt

I chose the University of Pittsburgh because it is among the top NIH-funded institutions and houses some of the leading experts in infectious diseases. The curriculum of the IBGP is well designed and provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to tackle scientific questions.

After obtaining her MS degree, Hadega retained a position in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Corb, as a Research Technician.

Abstracts

Oral Abstracts:
“Coordinate induction of SIV restriction factors in the blood and gut of rhesus macaques exposed to repetitive, low-dose rectal challenges with SIV/DeltaB670.” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Retrovirus Conference; Cold Spring Harbor, NY. May 2013.

Poster Abstracts:
Hadega A. Aamer, Premeela Rajakumar, Heather Michael, Julia Nyaundi, Holly Casamassa, Kimberly Griffin, Michael Murphey-Corb. “Resistance to SIV low dose rectal challenge in macaques is associated with higher basal expression of restriction factor mRNA.” 31st Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS; Atlanta, GA. November 2013.

Hadega A. Aamer, Premeela Rajakumar, Heather Michael, Julia Nyaundi, Holly Casamassa, Kimberly Griffin, Michael Murphey-Corb.. “Role of lentiviral restriction factors in resistance to SIV infection in vivo.” Science Convergence Symposium; Pittsburgh, PA. October 2013.

Publications

Wijewardana V; Kristoff J; Xu C; Ma D; Haret-Richter G; Stock J. L; Policicchio B. B; Mobley A. D; Nusbaum R; Aamer H; Trichel A; Ribeiro R. M; Apetrei C and Pandrea I. (2013) Kinetics of myeloid dendritic cell trafficking and activation: impact on progressive, nonprogressive and controlled SIV infections. PLoS Pathog. 9: e1003600. |  View Abstract

Acevedo O, Ambrose Z, Flaherty P. T, Aamer H, Jain P, Sambasivarao S. V. Identification of HIV inhibitors guided by free energy perturbation calculations. Curr Pharm Des. 18: 1199-1216. |  View Abstract