Influenza Virus Host Tropism

Dr. Garcia-Sastre will discuss the ability of specific animal influenza viruses to infect humans and the concerns about pandemic potential. His laboratory is studying the determinants associated with increased human infections of these non-human influenza virus strains, and how to prevent them.

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD, is a professor of medicine and infectious diseases, a professor of microbiology, and the director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital.