Selected publications

Epidemiology of dengue in Sri Lanka before and after the emergence of epidemic dengue hemorrhagic fever.
Messer WB, Vitarana UT, Sivananthan K, Elvtigala J, Preethimala LD, Ramesh R, Withana N, Gubler DJ, De Silva AM.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2002; 66(6):765-73.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 12224589

Emergence and global spread of a dengue serotype 3, subtype III virus.
Messer WB, Gubler DJ, Harris E, Sivananthan K, de Silva AM.
Emerging infectious diseases. 2003; 9(7):800-9.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 12899133 PMCID: PMC3023445

Genetic variation at the vlsE locus of Borrelia burgdorferi within ticks and mice over the course of a single transmission cycle.
Ohnishi J, Schneider B, Messer WB, Piesman J, de Silva AM.
Journal of bacteriology. 2003; 185(15):4432-41.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 12867452 PMCID: PMC165742

Arguments for live flavivirus vaccines.
de Silva A, Messer W.
Lancet (London, England). 2004; 364(9433):500.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 15302188

Comparison of plaque- and flow cytometry-based methods for measuring dengue virus neutralization.
Kraus AA, Messer W, Haymore LB, de Silva AM.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 2007; 45(11):3777-80.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 17804661 PMCID: PMC2168473

Severe dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka, 2003-2006.
Kanakaratne N, Wahala WM, Messer WB, Tissera HA, Shahani A, Abeysinghe N, de-Silva AM, Gunasekera M.
Emerging infectious diseases. 2009; 15(2):192-9.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 19193262 PMCID: PMC2662655

In-depth analysis of the antibody response of individuals exposed to primary dengue virus infection.
de Alwis R, Beltramello M, Messer WB, Sukupolvi-Petty S, Wahala WM, Kraus A, Olivarez NP, Pham Q, Brien JD, Tsai WY, Wang WK, Halstead S, Kliks S, Diamond MS, Baric R, Lanzavecchia A, Sallusto F, de Silva AM.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2011; 5(6):e1188.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 21713020 PMCID: PMC3119640

Development and characterization of a reverse genetic system for studying dengue virus serotype 3 strain variation and neutralization.
Messer WB, Yount B, Hacker KE, Donaldson EF, Huynh JP, de Silva AM, Baric RS.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2012; 6(2):e1486.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 22389731 PMCID: PMC3289595

Identification of human neutralizing antibodies that bind to complex epitopes on dengue virions.
de Alwis R, Smith SA, Olivarez NP, Messer WB, Huynh JP, Wahala WM, White LJ, Diamond MS, Baric RS, Crowe JE Jr, de Silva AM.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012; 109(19):7439-44.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 22499787 PMCID: PMC3358852

Emergence potential of sylvatic dengue virus type 4 in the urban transmission cycle is restrained by vaccination and homotypic immunity.
Durbin AP, Mayer SV, Rossi SL, Amaya-Larios IY, Ramos-Castaneda J, Eong Ooi E, Jane Cardosa M, Munoz-Jordan JL, Tesh RB, Messer WB, Weaver SC, Vasilakis N.
Virology. 2013; 439(1):34-41. NIHMSID: NIHMS450173
PubMed [journal]PMID: 23485373 PMCID: PMC3622939

The mechanism of differential neutralization of dengue serotype 3 strains by monoclonal antibody 8A1.
Zhou Y, Austin SK, Fremont DH, Yount BL, Huynh JP, de Silva AM, Baric RS, Messer WB.
Virology. 2013; 439(1):57-64. NIHMSID: NIHMS443013
PubMed [journal]PMID: 23453578 PMCID: PMC3608513

Functional Transplant of a Dengue Virus Serotype 3 (DENV3)-Specific Human Monoclonal Antibody Epitope into DENV1.
Messer WB, Yount BL, Royal SR, de Alwis R, Widman DG, Smith SA, Crowe JE Jr, Pfaff JM, Kahle KM, Doranz BJ, Ibarra KD, Harris E, de Silva AM, Baric RS.
Journal of virology. 2016; 90(10):5090-7.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 26962223 PMCID: PMC4859728

Evaluation of protection induced by a dengue virus serotype 2 envelope domain III protein scaffold/DNA vaccine in non-human primates.
McBurney SP, Sunshine JE, Gabriel S, Huynh JP, Sutton WF, Fuller DH, Haigwood NL, Messer WB.
Vaccine. 2016; 34(30):3500-7. NIHMSID: NIHMS791090
PubMed [journal]PMID: 27085173 PMCID: PMC4959041

Rise and fall of vector infectivity during sequential strain displacements by mosquito-borne dengue virus.
Andrade CC, Young KI, Johnson WL, Villa ME, Buraczyk CA, Messer WB, Hanley KA.
Journal of evolutionary biology. 2016; 29(11):2205-2218. NIHMSID: NIHMS801610
PubMed [journal]PMID: 27500505 PMCID: PMC5117188

The relationship between entomological indicators of Aedes aegypti abundance and dengue virus infection.
Cromwell EA, Stoddard ST, Barker CM, Van Rie A, Messer WB, Meshnick SR, Morrison AC, Scott TW.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2017; 11(3):e0005429.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 28333938 PMCID: PMC5363802

Zika Virus infection of rhesus macaques leads to viral persistence in multiple tissues.
Hirsch AJ, Smith JL, Haese NN, Broeckel RM, Parkins CJ, Kreklywich C, DeFilippis VR, Denton M, Smith PP, Messer WB, Colgin LM, Ducore RM, Grigsby PL, Hennebold JD, Swanson T, Legasse AW, Axthelm MK, MacAllister R, Wiley CA, Nelson JA, Streblow DN.
PLoS pathogens. 2017; 13(3):e1006219.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 28278237 PMCID: PMC5344528