William T. Ruyechan photo

Professor and Interim Chair

Microbiology and Immunology

University at Buffalo

251 Biomedical Research Bldg

Buffalo, NY 14214



Dr. William T. Ruyechan

webpage: http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/wcmpi/faculty/ruyechan.htm

Research Interests:

Virology; Viral pathogenesis; Host virus interactions; Viral vaccines

Summary of Recent Relevant Research:

Dr. Ruyechan's work involves examination of mutations within the varicella zoster virus vaccine that lead to attenuation and which revert to wild type. These molecular tools and approaches can be used to evaluate other viral vaccines and to monitor viral outbreaks resulting from population shifts due to natural and man-made disasters.