Currently, no vaccine exists to protect humans against the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus that is spreading among birds across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
William Severson, a research virologist specializing in emerging and infectious diseases, recently won a one year, $25,000 R03 grant from the NIH to access the Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network’ HTS resources to identify new molecular probes for the inhibition of the H5N1 virus.

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