Investigating the Role of Innate Immunity in Viral Encephalitis Caused by Rift Valley Fever Virus

Dina Weilhammer | 17-LW-038

Executive Summary

We are investigating the interactions between Rift Valley fever virus and the innate immune cells of the mouse immune system as a first step toward mitigating use of this virus as a bioterrorist weapon.

Publications and Presentations

Weilhammer, D. R., et al. 2018. "Microglia Mount a Robust Immune Response to RVFV Infection that is Dependent on MAVS and Independent of TLR7." LLNL-ABS-744345.