Zika Virus

Zika virus emerged in 2015 as a new perinatal infection with devastating consequences to the developing fetus.

Through a multi-institutional collaboration (Fiocruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro and UCLA) of clinical and translational studies of Zika pathogenesis in pregnancy, our lab is focused on studying the impact of Zika infection in pregnancy on placental pathology and immune responses, and their role in the modulation of clinical severity of infection.​ These studies integrate analysis of patient samples from pregnancies affected with Zika virus, as well as laboratory models of Zika infection in the human placenta. 



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