About us

Our research focuses on the interplay between the arthropod-borne RNA viruses dengue virus, yellow fever virus, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus and the human antibody response following viral infection.  We have a specific interest in how viral antigenic evolution directs changes in the human antibody response and vice versa and the role the transmission setting plays in establishing long-term immunity to these viruses. 

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Group photo of Messer Lab, 2024
The Messer lab visits our collaborators at Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico, 2022.