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Eric L. Delwart, Ph.D.

Research and Clinical Interests

Genomic evolution of blood borne viruses (HIV, HCV, HBV, and WNV). Viral discovery from human and animal samples using next generation sequencing. Bioinformatics detection of highly divergent viral sequences. Association studies of new viruses with diseases.

Selected Publications

  • Herring BL, Page-Shafer K, Tobler LH, Delwart EL. Frequent hepatitis C virus superinfection in injection drug users. J Infect Dis 2004;190:1396-403.
  • Jones MS, Kapoor A, Lukashov VV, Simmonds P, Hecht F, Delwart EL. New DNA viruses identified in patients with acute viral infection syndrome. J Virol 2005;79:8230-6.
  • Bernardin F, Kong D, Peddada L, Baxter-Lowe L.-A, Delwart EL. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Mutations during the First Month of Infection Are Preferentially Found in Known Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Epitopes J Virol 2005;79:11523-8.
  • Herring BL, Bernardin F, Caglioti S, Stramer S, Tobler L, Andrews W, Cheng L, Rampersad S, Cameron C, Saldanha J, Busch MP, Delwart EL. Phylogenetic analysis of WNV in North American blood donors during the 2003-2004 epidemic seasons. Virology 2007;363(1):220-8.
  • Bernardin F, Tobler L, Walsh I, Williams JD, Busch M, Delwart EL. Clearance of hepatitis C Virus RNA from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of blood donors who spontaneously or therapeutically control their plasma viremia. Hepatology 2007;47:1446-1452.
  • Victoria J, Kapoor A, Dupuis K, Schnurr D, Delwart EL. Rapid identification of known and new viruses from animal tissues. PLOS Pathogen 2008;4(9):e1000163.
  • Kapoor A, Victoria J, Simmonds P, Slikas E, Chieochansin T, Naeem A, Shaukat S, Sharif S, Alam MM, Angez M, Wang C, Shafer RW, Zaidi S, Delwart E. A highly prevalent and genetically diversified Picornaviridae genus in South Asian children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 2008. 105:20482-7.
  • Kapoor A, Slikas E, Simmonds P, Chieochansin T, Naeem A, Shaukat S, Alam MM, Sharif S, Angez M, Zaidi S, Delwart E. 2009. A Newly Identified Bocavirus Species in Human Stool. Journal of Infectious Diseases 199:196-200.
  • Multiple novel astrovirus species in human stool. Kapoor A, Li L, Victoria J, Oderinde B, Mason C, Pandey P, Zaidi SZ, Delwart E. J Gen Virol. 2009 Dec;90(Pt 12):2965-72.
  • A novel picornavirus associated with gastroenteritis. Li L, Victoria J, Kapoor A, Blinkova O, Wang C, Babrzadeh F, Mason CJ, Pandey P, Triki H, Bahri O, Oderinde BS, Baba MM, Bukbuk DN, Besser JM, Bartkus JM, Delwart EL. J Virol. 2009 Nov;83(22):12002-6.
  • Metagenomic analyses of viruses in stool samples from children with acute flaccid paralysis.
  • Victoria JG, Kapoor A, Li L, Blinkova O, Slikas B, Wang C, Naeem A, Zaidi S, Delwart E.
  • J Virol. 2009 May;83(9):4642-51.
  • Cardioviruses are genetically diverse and cause common enteric infections in South Asian children. Blinkova O, Kapoor A, Victoria J, Jones M, Wolfe N, Naeem A, Shaukat S, Sharif S, Alam MM, Angez M, Zaidi S, Delwart EL. J Virol. 2009 May;83(9):4631-41.
  • Frequent detection of highly diverse variants of cardiovirus, cosavirus, bocavirus, and circovirus in sewage samples collected in the United States. Blinkova O, Rosario K, Li L, Kapoor A, Slikas B, Bernardin F, Breitbart M, Delwart E. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Nov;47(11):3507-13
  • Multiple diverse circoviruses infect farm animals and are commonly found in human and chimpanzee feces. Li L, Kapoor A, Slikas B, Bamidele OS, Wang C, Shaukat S, Masroor MA, Wilson ML, Ndjango JB, Peeters M, Gross-Camp ND, Muller MN, Hahn BH, Wolfe ND, Triki H, Bartkus J, Zaidi SZ, Delwart E. J Virol. 2010 Feb;84(4):1674-82
  • Viral nucleic acids in live-attenuated vaccines: detection of minority variants and an adventitious virus. Victoria JG, Wang C, Jones MS, Jaing C, McLoughlin K, Gardner S, Delwart EL. J Virol. 2010 Apr 7.
Eric L. Delwart, Ph.D.
  • Professor adjunct
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Blood Systems Research Institute

Specialty Areas

  • Viral discovery and evolution

Contact Information

  • Blood Systems Research Institute
  • 270 Masonic Ave
  • San Francisco CA 94118

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