Randy A Albrecht

Randy A Albrecht, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Microbiology

Research Topics:

Antivirals, Autophagy, Biodefense, Cellular Immunity, Cytokines, Epithelial Cells, Gene Expressions, Gene Regulation, Immune Antagonism, Infectious Disease, Influenza Virus, Interferon, Interferon Antagonists, Lung, Molecular Biology, Mucosal Immunology, Protein Structure/Function, Respiratory Tract, Signal Transduction, Transgenic Mice, Vaccine Development, Virulence Genes, Viruses and Virology

Specific Research Interests: Host-Pathogen Interactions

My research focuses on host-pathogen interactions involving respiratory viruses.  More specifically, I am interested in studying the replication, pathogenesis, and transmission of influenza viruses.  Areas of research include studies on humoral responses to influenza vaccines, development of model systems to study the effectiveness of vaccines against respiratory viruses, studies on virus regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses, and studies examining adaptation of viruses to new hosts.

Education

PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport