Dr. Louise Temple
Laying the Groundwork for a Viral Detection System for Pertussis (whooping cough) Diagnosis: a Partnership between JMU and University of Virginia
Dr. Louise Temple, Department of Integrated Science and Technology at JMU in collaboration with Dr. Erik Hewlett, School of Medicine at UVA
The goal of this collaborative project is to use expertise available at two different Virginia universities to isolate viruses that can be developed as tools to detect Bordetella pertussis in humans, the cause of whooping cough. With this 4-VA funding, they will begin the process of identifying potential bacteriophages that can subsequently be developed into such tools.