Viktorova, E.G., Gabaglio, S, Meissner, J.M., Lee, E., Moghimi, S., Sztul, E., and Belov, G.A. 2019. A redundant mechanism of recruitment underlies the remarkable plasticity of the requirement of poliovirus replication for the cellular ArfGEF GBF1. J Virol, doi: 10.1128/JVI.00856-19. [Epub ahead of print]


May, J.P., Yuan, X-F., Sawicki, E., and Simon, A.E. 2018. RNA virus evasion of nonsense-mediated decay. PLoS Pathog. 14(11): e1007459


Gao, F., Alekhina, O.M., Vassilenko, K.S., and Simon, A.E.  2018. Unusual dicistronic expression from closely-spaced initiation codons of overlapping open reading frames in Pea enation mosaic virus 2.  Nucleic Acids Res 46, 11726–11742


Kendra JA, Advani VM, Chen B, Briggs JW, Zhu J, Bress HJ, Pathy SM, Dinman JD. 2018.  Functional and structural characterization of the chikungunya virus translational recoding signals. J Biol Chem. 9;293(45):17536-17545. 


Stuart, C.A., Zhivkoplias, E.K., Senkevich, T.G., Wyatt, L.S., and Moss, B. (2018). RNA Polymerase Mutations Selected during Experimental Evolution Enhance Replication of a Hybrid Vaccinia Virus with an Intermediate Transcription Factor Subunit Replaced by the Myxoma Virus Ortholog. J Virol 92.

Viktorova, E. G, Nchoutmboube, J.A. Ford-Siltz, L.A.,  Iverson, E. , and Belov, G.A. 2018. Phospholipid synthesis fueled by lipid droplets drives the structural development of poliovirus replication organelles.  PloS Pathog 14(8): e1007280. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007280


Steinhardt, J.J., Guenaga, J., Turner, H.L., McKee, K., Louder, M.K., O'Dell, S., Chiang, C.I., Lei, L., Galkin, A., Andrianov, A.K., et al. 2018.

Rational design of a trispecific antibody targeting the HIV-1 Env with elevated anti-viral activity. Nat Commun. 28, 877. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03335-4

Guest, J.D. and Pierce, B.G.  2018.  Computational Modeling of Hepatitis C Virus Envelope Glycoprotein Structure and Recognition.  Front Immunol.  doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01117.


Fenstermacher, K.J., Achuthan, V.,  Schneider, T.D., DeStefano, J.J. 2018. An Evolutionary/Biochemical Connection between Promoter-and Primer-Dependent Polymerases Revealed by Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment.  J. Bacteriol 200, e00579-17


Achuthan, V., Singh, K., and DeStefano, J.J.  2017.  Physiological Mg2+ Conditions Significantly Alter the Inhibition of HIV-1 and HIV-2 Reverse Transcriptases by Nucleoside and Non-Nucleoside Inhibitors in Vitro. Biochemistry 56, 33–46. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00943


Gao, F., and Simon, A.E.  2017.  Differential use of 3 ' CITEs by the subgenomic RNA of Pea enation mosaic virus 2.  Virology 510, 194-204.


Bayne, C.F., Widawski, M.E., Gao, F., Masab, M.H., Chattopadhyay, M., Murawski, A.M., Sansever, R.M., Lerner, B.D., Castillo, R.J., Griesman, T.M., Fu, J., Hibben, J.K., Perez, A.D., Simon, A.E., and Kushner, D.B.  2017. SELEX and SHAPE reveal that sequence motifs and an extended hairpin in the 5’ portion of Turnip crinkle virus satellite RNA C mediate fitness in plants.  Virology 520, 137-152

Kendra, J.A.de la Fuente, C., Brahms, A., Woodson, C., Bell, T.M., Chen, B., Khan, Y.A., Jacobs, J.L.,  Kehn-Hall, K., and Dinman, J.D.  2017.   Ablation of programmed-1 ribosomal frameshifting in Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus results in attenuated neuropathogenicity.  J. Virol. 91, 01766-16. SPOTLIGHT selection 


Le, M.-T., Kasprzak, W.K., Kim, T., Gao, F., Young, M.Y.L, Yuan, X., Shapiro, B.A., Seog, J., and Simon, A.E.  2017.  Combined single molecule experimental and computational approaches for understanding the unfolding pathway of a viral translation enhancer that participates in a conformational switch.  RNA Biol. DOI: 10.1080/15476286.2017.1325069


Le, M.-T., Kasprzak, W.K., Kim, T., Gao, F., Young, M.Y.L, Yuan, X., Shapiro, B.A., Seog, J., and Simon, A.E.  2017.  Folding behavior of a T-shaped, ribosome-binding translation enhancer implicated in a wide-spread conformational switch.   eLife 6:e22883.   https://t.co/JwfvZSZOmd


Reynolds, S.E., Earl, P.L., Minai, M., Moore, I., Moss, B. 2017. A homolog of the variola virus B22 membrane protein contributes to ectromelia virus pathogenicity in the mouse footpad model. Virology 501, 107-114.


Erlandson, K.J., Bisht, H., Weisberg, A.S., Hyun, S.I., Hansen, B.T., Fischer, E.R., Hinshaw, J.E., Moss, B. 2016. Poxviruses encode a reticulon-like protein that promotes membrane curvature. Cell Rep 14:2084-2091.

Mendez-Rios JD, Yang Z, Erlandson KJ, Cohen JI, Martens CA, Bruno DP, Porcella SF, Moss B. 2016. Molluscum Contagiosum Virus Transcriptome in Abortively Infected Cultured Cells and Human Skin Lesion. J Virol 90, 4469-4480.


Colluma, T.D.,Padmanabhana, M.S.,Hsiehb,Y-C. and Culver, J.N.  2016. Tobacco mosaic virus-directed reprogramming of auxin/indole acetic acid protein transcriptional responses enhances virus phloem loading.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 113, e2740-e2749.

Kuhlmann, M.M.Chattopadhyay, M., Stupina, V.A., Gao, F., and Simon, A.E.  2016  An RNA Element that Facilitates Programmed Ribosomal Readthrough in Turnip Crinkle Virus Adopts Multiple Conformations.  J Virol. 90, 8575-8591.






Welcome to the Virology Program at the University of Maryland

Specialized training in:

  • Host-Virus Interactions 

  • Viral Immunology and Vaccine Design

Specialized training in:

  • Host-Virus Interactions 

  • Viral Immunology and Vaccine Design

Program highlights include:

  • World-class research labs

  • Personal career mentors

  • Ability to intern at MedImmune, the research arm of AstraZenica

  • Monthly group meetings and career enhancing workshops 

  • Yearly retreat

  • Didactic training in pathogenesis, structural and computational virology


For more information, contact Anne Simon, Program Director