Julia Hilliard is the keynote speaker for this year’s PhD ceremony to be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Rialto Center for the Arts. Dr. Hilliard is a professor and the director of the Viral Immunology Center in the Department of Biology at Georgia State and is also a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.
Her research, in conjunction with the Viral Immunology Center, focuses on biosafety level 4 viruses requiring biocontainment. She has a strong global impact based on her studies on animal-to-human virus transmission and revealing new nonhuman primate viruses.
Dr. Hilliard’s prolific research is accessible from the library. Here is a selected list of her works:
Katz, D., Shi, W., Wildes, M.J., Krug, P.W., Hilliard, J.K. (2012). Reassessing the detection of B-virus-specific serum antibodies. Comparative Medicine, 62(6), 516-526.
Katz D., Shi W., Patrusheva I., Perelygina L., Gowda M.S., Krug P.W., Filfili C.N., Ward J.A., Hilliard J.K. (2012). An automated ELISA using recombinant antigens for serologic diagnosis of B virus infections in macaques. Comparative Medicine, 62(6), 527-34.
Vasireddi, M., & Hilliard, J. (2012). Herpes B virus, macacine herpesvirus 1, breaks simplex virus tradition via major histocompatibility complex class I expression in cells from human and macaque hosts. Journal Of Virology, 86(23), 12503-12511. doi:10.1128/JVI.01350-12.
Krug, P.W., Schinazi, R.F., Hilliard, J.K. (2010). Inhibition of B virus (Macacine herpesvirus 1) by conventional and experimental antiviral compounds. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 54(1), 452-459.
Hindi, K.M., Ditto, A.J., Panzner, M.J., Medvetz, D.A., Han, D.S., Hovis, C.E., Hilliard, J.K., Taylor, J.B., Yun, Y.H., Cannon, C.L, Youngs, W. J. (2009). The antimicrobial efficacy of sustained release silver-carbene complex-loaded L-tyrosine polyphosphate nanoparticles: characterization, in vitro and in vivo studies. Biomaterials, 30(22), 3771-3779.