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The Geiss Laboratory

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Welcome to the Geiss Laboratory webpage.  Our group’s focus is understanding how RNA viruses replicate at the molecular and biochemical level in order to develop novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of arboviral diseases.  We are also interested in developing novel virus-based tools that can be used by the wider scientific community.  We use a wide range of tools (classical virology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, engineering, computational biology, etc.) to understand how these important human pathogens replicate and use this information to help improve human and animal health.  You’ll find lots of information here about the lab and what everyone is doing.  Enjoy!​

In the News

The Pharmaceutical Journal - Zika vaccine development: two years on from the outbreak

Denver Post - CSU, UNC teams work on drug to halt march of insect-borne viruses

Today@CSU - CSU, UNC researchers developing drug to combat West Nile Virus, other related viruses 

NPR (KUNC) - The search for a drug to treat West Nile and its viral cousins 

The Rocky Mountain Collegian - Colorado State, UNC researchers developing drug to cure West Nile Virus​

Available Technologies

Zika virus PRVABC59 infectious clone plasmids - Development and Characterization of Recombinant Virus Generated from a New World Zika Virus Infectious Clone
Distributed through Kerafast​

Sindbis Virus Replicons - Recombination-ready Sindbis replicon expression vectors for transgene expression

Sindbis Virus Expression Vectors - Infectious alphavirus production from a simple plasmid transfection+.

Contact us if you are interested in obtaining either replicon or viral expression vectors for your research.

Contact Information

Brian Geiss, Ph.D.
Director, Microbiology–Immunology Master of Science (professional)​ Program
Associate Professor, 
School of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Phone: (970) 491-6330

Office:Microbiology B409
1682 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1682

Lab Contact Information:
Microbiology B430
(970) 491-2694

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1682 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1682

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