David O'Connor

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor

Email: dhoconno@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-0845

University Research Park
555 Science Dr
Madison, WI 53711

David O'Connor Lab

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PhD, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Summary

Interactions between host genetics, cellular immunity, and viral pathogenesis.

Research Detail

My laboratory studies the interplay between viruses, genomics, and host immunity for medically important human pathogens including HIV, Zika virus, and SARS-CoV-2. Ongoing projects include detecting respiratory viruses in air samples, understanding the future threat posed by prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infections, testing medical countermeasures for Zika virus, characterizing how health disparities influence SARS-CoV-2 variation, and using state-of-the art genome sequencing to understand variability in genes involved in viral immunity.

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