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Rocky Mountain Labs Scientist Keeps on ‘Tickin’

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Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton. (RML/NAIAD Photo)
Dr Hideki Ebihara of Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton has been presented the Dalrymple/Young Award.

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses made the award, noting Dr. Ebihara’s contributions in the research of tick-borne and other viruses.

According to an RML news release, Dr Ebihara and his staff have developed a procedure for identifying new tick-borne viruses in the ‘bunyavirus’ family, which includes Rift Valley fever virus. It also will allow examination and identification about 350 unstudied bunaviruses that are in storage in Fort Collins, Colorado and University of Texas at Galveston.

Dr. Ebihara is chief of the Molecular Virology and Host-Pathogen Unteraction Unit at the Hamilton facility’s Laboratory of Virology. Dr. Heinz Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., recruited Dr. Ebihara in 2009 to work on tick-borne and other viruses such as Ebola and Marburg, along with rodent-borne hantaviruses.

Feldman said in the new release, “Dr. Ebihara represents the new generation of researchers at RML who are advancing the elegant work on tick-borne pathogens…”

Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a part of NIAID of the National Institutes of Health, was initially established in the battle against Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which was found to be spread by the wood tick.

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