John A. Vanchiere, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellowship-Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine (2002)
Residency-Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine (1999)
Graduate,Ph.D.-Neurosciences, Emory University (1996)
Medical School-Emory University (1996)
Undergraduate-Tulane University (1988)
Major Research Interests:
Natural history and pathogenesis of human polyomaviruses. His laboratory seeks to understand the host and viral factors that regulate BK polyomavirus persistence, reactivation, and disease in immunocompetent and immune-compromised patients. His research is focused on persistent virus infections, especially due to polyomaviruses BK and JC which cause disease in immune compromised patients. The goal of his research is to understand how polyomaviruses are controlled in healthy, immune-competent patients. He maintains active research collaborations to study virus reactivation in nephrology and oncology patients.
- Vanciere JA, Abudayyeh S, Copeland CM, Lu LB, Graham DY, Butel JS. Polyomavirus shedding in the stool of healthy adults. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2009 (in press).
- Vanchiere JA. Nicome RK. Greer JM. Demmler GJ. Butel JS. Frequent detection of polyomaviruses in stool samples from hospitalized children. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 192(4):658-64, 2005.
- Patel NC. Vanchiere JA. Unilateral shoulder swelling in a preterm neonate. Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 16(1):6, 70-71, 2005
- Vanchiere JA. White ZS. Butel JS. Detection of BK virus and simian virus 40 in the urine of healthy children. Journal of Medical Virology. 75(3):447-54, 2005.
- Vanchiere JA. Bellini WJ. Moyer SA. Hypermutation of the phosphoprotein and altered mRNA editing in the hamster neurotropic strain of measles virus. Virology. 207(2):555-61, 1995.
- Hummel KB. Vanchiere JA. Bellini WJ. Restriction of fusion protein mRNA as a mechanism of measles virus persistence. Virology. 202(2):665-72, 1994
- Rota PA. Bloom AE. Vanchiere JA. Bellini WJ. Evolution of the nucleoprotein and matrix genes of wild-type strains of measles virus isolated from recent epidemics. Virology. 198(2):724-30, 1994.