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Igor S Lukashevich

Igor S Lukashevich

University of Lille


Dr. Igor S. Lukashevich is a Professor in School of Medicine at Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Center for Predictive Medicine, University of Louisville. Dr. Lukashevich received his MD degree from Minsk Medical School (Belarus) and PhD and DSc (Doctor of Sciences) Degrees in Virology from Institute of Virology, Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow (Russia). His post-doctoral training was focused on molecular biology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; University of Hamburg, Heinrich-Pette Institute of Experimental Virology and Immunology). From 1990-1993 he served as an invited expert on hemorrhagic fever viruses at University of Conakry/IRBAG, Guinea, and as a consultant of German Agency for Technical Cooperation(GTZ). From 2001 till 2011 he served as Assistant, and then Associate Professor in Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Research Interest

Dr. Igor S. Lukashevich research interest includes molecular biology and pathogenesis of viral hemorrhagic fevers. His current projects mostly focus on innovative approaches in vaccine research and development: rational design of live-attenuated vaccines, recombinant YF17D-based vaccines; advanced alphavirus replicon technology; infectious DNA vaccines; and his target infectious are: Lassa Fever and South American Hemorrhagic Fevers, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis.