Golos and the group of investigators at UW working on Zika infection in pregnancy have published a paper in Annual Reviews of Virology entitled “Using Macaques to Address Critical Questions in Zika Virus Research”. This review discusses the important areas for which nonhuman primates provide platforms for investigating vertical Zika virus transmission, and assessing postnatal developmental sequelae.
Lindsey Block, a graduate student in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology training program working in the Golos lab has received an NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship grant entitled "Interrogating placental extracellular vesicles to monitor primate placental health in a Zika virus pregnancy model”. She will work on rhesus extracellular vesicles as a potential way to non-invasively detect placental infection and vertical transmission in pregnant rhesus monkeys.
Congratulations to the Golos Lab!