Ralph A. Tripp, Ph.D.
Professor and GRA Chair
|Ph.D.||Oregon State University||Corvallis, OR||1989|
- Post-doctoral Experience
- - 2 year National Research Fellowship; Adenovirus Immune Evasion Mechanisms;
Linda Gooding; Emory University, Atlanta, GA
-2 year fellowship; T cell Memory Response to Influenza Virus; Peter C.
Doherty; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
- Honors and Awards
- Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Endowed Chair in Vaccine and Therapeutic Studies; Outstanding Service Award to University of Georgia and the State of Georgia; Service Award presented by the Georgia Veterinary Scholars; NIAID Special Recognition Award for Extraordinary Work in H1N1 Influenza Research; Honors Award - Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UGA; Georgia BioBusiness Academic Entrepreneur of the Year; McMaster’s Fellow
- Research Interests
- The Tripp lab develops translational disease intervention strategies and countermeasures for important human pathogens and emerging infectious diseases of zoonotic origin. His labs investigate the mechanisms of immunity, the virus-host interface, and disease pathogenesis to understand the dynamics of host response to infection and to provide new strategies for resolving disease.
- Representative Publications
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Modulation at the Virus-Host Interface Affects Immune Outcome and Disease Pathogenesis. Immune Netw. 2013 PMID: 24198740
Targeting cell division cycle 25 homolog B to regulate influenza virus replication. J Virol. 2013 Epub 2013
Modeling Respiratory Syncytial Virus Cytopathogenesis in the Human Airway.Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 PMID: 24083857
Nanoparticle Vaccines Encompassing the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) G Protein CX3C Chemokine Motif Induce Robust Immunity Protecting from Challenge and Disease. PLoS One. 2013 PMID: 24040360
Advances in and the potential of vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2013 PMID: 23964629