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Randy Albrecht

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Microbiology
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Education

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

Biography

    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.

Publications

Langlois RA, Albrecht RA, Kimble B, Sutton T, Shapiro JS, Finch C, Angel M, Chua MA, Gonzalez-Reiche AS, Xu K, Perez D, García-Sastre A, tenOever BR. MicroRNA-based strategy to mitigate the risk of gain-of-function influenza studies. Nature biotechnology 2013 Sep; 31(9).

Rajsbaum R, Albrecht RA, Wang MK, Maharaj NP, Versteeg GA, Nistal-Villán E, García-Sastre A, Gack MU. Species-specific inhibition of RIG-I ubiquitination and IFN induction by the influenza A virus NS1 protein. PLoS pathogens 2012; 8(11).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Albrecht did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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