Herpesvirus Research at Stanford

+ Ann Arvin
Varicella Zoster Virus (pathogenesis and host response)

+ Ed Mocarski, Jr.
Cytomegalovirus (gene regulation, DNA replication, pathogenesis, and latency)

+ Charles Prober
Herpes Simplex Virus (epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of (HSV and other) infections)

Other Herpesvirus Researchers
(but not all herpesvirus scientists. . .there are a lot of them out there!)

+ Bernard Roizman at U. Chicago (wrote The Human Herpesviruses and chapter in Fields' Virology; also, with Furlong, created the term "tegument" to describe the strucutres between the capsid and envelope; currently studying the mechanism and regulation of viral gene expression and latency)

+ Jeff Cohen at NIH (studies molecular genetics and pathogenesis, particularly in VZV and EBV)

+ Charles Grose at U. Iowa (studies molecular biology of VZV, especially its glycoproteins and protein kinases)

+ Ulrich H. Koszinowski (CMV and interference with MHC-I presentation)

+ Stephen Strauss at NIH (studies molecular biology and pathogenesis of herpesvirus infections; also conducts various clinical studies, particularly concerning antiviral drugs)

+ Michiaki Takahashi (developed the Oka strain VZV vaccine in Japan)

+ Hidde Ploegh at Cambridge (the MHC guru--studies the synthesis and antigen-presentation pathways of MHC)