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Fall 2013 PhD Commencement and Hooding Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Julia Hilliard

Julia Hilliard is the keynote speaker for this year’s PhD ceremony to be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Rialto Center for the Arts. Dr. Hilliard is a professor and the director of the Viral Immunology Center in the Department of Biology at Georgia State and is also a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

Her research, in conjunction with the Viral Immunology Center, focuses on biosafety level 4 viruses requiring biocontainment. She has a strong global impact based on her studies on animal-to-human virus transmission and revealing new nonhuman primate viruses.


Dr. Hilliard’s prolific research is accessible from the library. Here is a selected list of her works:

Katz, D., Shi, W., Wildes, M.J., Krug, P.W., Hilliard, J.K. (2012). Reassessing the detection of B-virus-specific serum antibodies. Comparative Medicine, 62(6), 516-526.

Katz D., Shi W., Patrusheva I., Perelygina L., Gowda M.S., Krug P.W., Filfili C.N., Ward J.A., Hilliard J.K.  (2012). An automated ELISA using recombinant antigens for serologic diagnosis of B virus infections in macaques.  Comparative Medicine, 62(6), 527-34.

Vasireddi, M., & Hilliard, J. (2012). Herpes B virus, macacine herpesvirus 1, breaks simplex virus tradition via major histocompatibility complex class I expression in cells from human and macaque hosts. Journal Of Virology, 86(23), 12503-12511. doi:10.1128/JVI.01350-12.

Krug, P.W., Schinazi, R.F., Hilliard, J.K. (2010). Inhibition of B virus (Macacine herpesvirus 1) by conventional and experimental antiviral compounds.  Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 54(1), 452-459.

Hindi, K.M., Ditto, A.J., Panzner, M.J., Medvetz, D.A., Han, D.S., Hovis, C.E., Hilliard, J.K., Taylor, J.B., Yun, Y.H., Cannon, C.L, Youngs, W. J. (2009). The antimicrobial efficacy of sustained release silver-carbene complex-loaded L-tyrosine polyphosphate nanoparticles: characterization, in vitro and in vivo studies. Biomaterials, 30(22), 3771-3779.