- Investigator, Laboratory of Virology
Dr. Vincent Munster received his Ph.D. in virology from Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2006. During his Ph.D. studies, Dr. Munster studied the ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis of avian influenza viruses. He continued his training in the department of virology at the Erasmus Medical Center from 2006 to 2009, where he worked within the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis and Surveillance (CRIPS) focusing on pathogenicity and human-to-human transmission of influenza A viruses. Dr. Munster joined the Laboratory of Virology as a visiting fellow in 2009 to expand his research interest in the ecology of emerging viruses to include filoviruses and henipaviruses. Dr. Munster was awarded the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI) Best Body of Work Award for Young Scientists in 2011. In 2013, Dr. Munster established the Virus Ecology Unit as an independent tenure-track investigator. The mission of the Virus Ecology Unit is to elucidate the ecology of emerging viruses and drivers of zoonotic and cross-species transmission. The Virus Ecology Unit uses a combined field and experimental research approach and conducts research at the state-of-the-art high- and maximum-containment facilities of the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, as well as at field study sites in Africa (the Republic of the Congo, Mali) and the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago).
- (2020). Animal models for COVID-19. NATURE.
- (2020). Effect of Environmental Conditions on SARS-CoV-2 Stability in Human Nasal Mucus and Sputum. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 26(9), 2276-2278.
- (2020). Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 26(9), 2253-2255.
- (2020). Role of Wildlife in Emergence of Ebola Virus in Kaigbono (Likati), Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 26(9), 2205-2209.