John H. Connor, PhD

My laboratory studies the virus-host interaction. We take a variety of approaches from genetic to systems biology to biochemistry and molecular biology. We are studying how viruses take over the cellular protein synthesis apparatus, how cells effectively fight virus infection, and how the host responds to infection with viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever.

Faculty
Boston University
National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab


Member
Boston University
Genome Science Institute


Member
Boston University
Bioinformatics Graduate Program


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences




Determinants of COVID19-induced venous thrombosis and targeted therapy assessed with bioengineered vein-chip
05/01/2021 - 04/30/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
1R01HL157790-01

Advancement of a poxvirus inhibitor
03/12/2020 - 02/28/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5R01AI151559-02

Development of a rVSV Vectored Vaccine for Lassa Virus: Nonhuman Primate Efficacy and Immunogenicity Studies
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston DOD DTRA


Antimicrobial Surface Coatings to Reduce COVID-19 Spread
11/18/2020 - 08/24/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Physical Sciences, Inc. DOD Air Force


Deep sequencing of pathogens to precisely define transmission networks using rare variants
06/01/2021 - 05/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIAID
5R01AI128344-05

SARS-CoV-2 Variants in the Tufts population
04/01/2021 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc


In Vitro Evaluation and Validation of the Virex Test strips and Devices
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Virex Health, Inc


B-BIC RADX-Rad: Unlu (BU) Subcontract
12/21/2020 - 11/30/2021 (Co-Investigator)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
4U54HL119145-08

Genetic probing of residues involved in ebolavirus glycoprotein entry
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5R21AI135517-02

SBIR Phase II: High-Throughput and Scalable Nanoparticle Characterization for Life Sciences Applications
08/15/2018 - 07/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Nanoview Diagnostics Inc. National Science Fdn
IIP-1831192

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Determinants of COVID19-induced venous thrombosis and targeted therapy assessed with bioengineered vein-chip 1R01HL157790-01
2021 Advancement of poxvirus inhibitor 5R01AI151559-02
2020 Advancement of poxvirus inhibitor 1R01AI151559-01
2020 Advancement of poxvirus inhibitor 1R01AI151559-01
2019 Genetic probing of residues involved in ebolavirus glycoprotein entry 5R21AI135517-02 1
2018 Genetic probing of residues involved in ebolavirus glycoprotein entry 1R21AI135517-01 1
2017 Assessment of infection route and vulnerability of neural precursor classes to Zika virus 5R21NS101151-02 3
2017 Role for polyamines in Ebola Virus Replication 5R21AI121933-02 7
2016 Assessment of infection route and vulnerability of neural precursor classes to Zika virus 1R21NS101151-01 3
2016 Role for polyamines in Ebola Virus Replication 1R21AI121933-01 7
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  1. Cooke JP, Connor JH, Jain A. Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Manifestations of COVID-19: Role for Endotheliopathy. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2021; 17(5):53-62. PMID: 34992723; PMCID: PMC8680072; DOI: 10.14797/mdcvj.1044;
     
  2. Bean DJ, Monroe J, Turcinovic J, Moreau Y, Connor JH, Sagar M. SARS-CoV-2 reinfection associates with unstable housing and occurs in the presence of antibodies. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34755830
     
  3. Landsberg HE, Turcinovic J, Sullivan M, Connor JH, Hamer DH, Platt JT. Efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech in SARS-CoV-2 Delta cluster. Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jan; 114:62-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34757200; PMCID: PMC8556072; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.10.053;
     
  4. Boateng JO, Wachman EM, Turcinovic J, Devera J, Jain M, Jean-Sicard S, Woodard E, Cruikshank A, Sinha B, Bartolome R, Barnett ED, Parker MG, Yarrington C, Connor JH, Taglauer E, Sabharwal V. SARS-CoV-2 in infant urine and fecal samples after in utero COVID-19 exposure. Pediatr Res. 2021 Oct 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34718351; PMCID: PMC8556813; DOI: 10.1038/s41390-021-01822-x;
     
  5. Bouton TC, Lodi S, Turcinovic J, Schaeffer B, Weber SE, Quinn E, Korn C, Steiner J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Duffy E, Ragan EJ, Taylor BP, Miller N, Davidoff R, Hanage WP, Connor J, Pierre C, Jacobson KR. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Impact on Rates of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cases and Postvaccination Strain Sequences Among Health Care Workers at an Urban Academic Medical Center: A Prospective Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Oct; 8(10):ofab465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34646910; PMCID: PMC8500299; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab465;
     
  6. Chen DY, Khan N, Close BJ, Goel RK, Blum B, Tavares AH, Kenney D, Conway HL, Ewoldt JK, Chitalia VC, Crossland NA, Chen CS, Kotton DN, Baker SC, Fuchs SY, Connor JH, Douam F, Emili A, Saeed M. SARS-CoV-2 Disrupts Proximal Elements in the JAK-STAT Pathway. J Virol. 2021 09 09; 95(19):e0086221.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34260266; PMCID: PMC8428404; DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00862-21;
     
  7. Shelton SM, Soucy AR, Kurzion R, Zeldich E, Connor JH, Haydar TF. Forebrain Neural Precursor Cells Are Differentially Vulnerable to Zika Virus Infection. eNeuro. 2021 Sep-Oct; 8(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34272257; PMCID: PMC8431824; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0108-21.2021;
     
  8. Bouton TC, Lodi S, Turcinovic J, Weber SE, Quinn E, Korn C, Steiner J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Duffy E, Ragan EJ, Taylor BP, Schaeffer B, Miller N, Davidoff R, Hanage WP, Connor J, Pierre C, Jacobson KR. COVID-19 vaccine impact on rates of SARS-CoV-2 cases and post vaccination strain sequences among healthcare workers at an urban academic medical center: a prospective cohort study. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33821283; PMCID: PMC8020984; DOI: 10.1101/2021.03.30.21254655;
     
  9. Zhang Y, Yurdakul C, Devaux AJ, Wang L, Xu XG, Connor JH, Ünlü MS, Cheng JX. Vibrational Spectroscopic Detection of a Single Virus by Mid-Infrared Photothermal Microscopy. Anal Chem. 2021 03 02; 93(8):4100-4107. PMID: 33596049
     
  10. Bhattacharya B, Xiao S, Chatterjee S, Urbanowski M, Ordonez A, Ihms EA, Agrahari G, Lun S, Berland R, Pichugin A, Gao Y, Connor J, Ivanov AR, Yan BS, Kobzik L, Koo BB, Jain S, Bishai W, Kramnik I. The integrated stress response mediates necrosis in murine Mycobacterium tuberculosis granulomas. J Clin Invest. 2021 02 01; 131(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33301427; PMCID: PMC7843230; DOI: 10.1172/JCI130319;
     
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The Brink 12/8/2021

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Wired 12/1/2021

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USA Today 1/16/2021

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The Boston Herald 7/28/2020

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The Boston Herald 5/6/2020

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The Boston Herald 5/5/2020

Mass. Hospitals To Launch Trial Of Japanese Drug Aimed At Fighting COVID-19

WBUR 4/9/2020

Mass. Hospitals To Launch Trail Of Japanese Drug Aimed At Fighting COVID-19

WBUR 4/9/2020

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The Boston Herald 3/31/2020

Boston University Researchers Work To Develop Quick Coronavirus Test For Doctors’ Offices

CBS Boston 3/12/2020

Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic, Cases in U.S. and Massachusetts Continue to Rise

The Boston Herald 3/11/2020

COVID-19: What You Should And Shouldn’t Do Now

Futurity 3/4/2020

Coronavirus Is Coming: Dos and Don’ts for Protecting Yourself

BU Today 2/27/2020

Coronavirus Declared a Global Health Emergency by World Health Organization

The Boston Herald 1/30/2020

Robots on the March

Bloomberg Baystate Business 1/24/2020

Why Doesn’t The Flu Freak Us Out More?

Futurity 12/3/2019

Should We Fear The Flu More Than EEE?

BU Today 12/2/2019

Boston Medical Center Pathogen Specialist Hails New Ebola Study Hinting at Possible Cure

Boston Globe 8/12/2019

Amid High-Profile Outbreaks, Benefit of Widespread Asymptomatic Screening Remains Low

Contagion Live 2/14/2019

Spotting Ebola in the Crowd

BU Today 1/28/2019

Rapid diagnostic test detects Ebola, malaria in the field

MedTech DIVE 12/14/2018

New Portable Diagnostic Test For Ebola And Malaria Has Big Public Health Implications

WBUR 12/13/2018

Point-of-care test differentiates Ebola from similar diseases in 30 minutes

Healio ITJ 12/13/2018

Researchers Develop Portable Diagnostic Test For Ebola And Malaria

AAAS 12/12/2018

New Field Test Discerns Between Ebola and Lookalike Fevers

MDDI 12/12/2018

BU Experts on New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo

BU Today 5/31/2018

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