McGregor, Alistair individual record
Associate Professor
overview

Our lab studies various herpesviruses but the major focus of our research is on the study of cytomegalovirus (CMV) which is a common pathogen that establish a life long infection in a mainly latent state. CMV causes disease in transplant patients and is a leading cause of congenital disease in newborns where the virus crosses the placenta and infects the fetus in utero. Congenitally infected newborns can have severe disease that causes cognitive impairment, hearing loss and vision problems. There is no vaccine against congenital CMV and our research seeks to understand the disease and develop interventions strategies.

selected publications
Academic Articles41
Chapters6
  • Mcgregor, A., McVoy, M. A., & Schleiss, M. R. (2013). The Guinea Pig Model of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection. Reddehase, M. J. (Eds.), Cytomegaloviruses: From Molecular Pathogenesis to Intervention (Vol. 2). (pp. 88-118). Caister Academic Press.
  • McGregor, A., Choi, K. Y., Schachtele, S., & Lokensgard, J. (2013). Chapter 37 Human Herpesviruses and Animal Models. Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease. (pp. 905-925).
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  • McGregor, A., Choi, K. Y., Schachtele, S., & Lokensgard, J. (2013). Human Herpesviruses and Animal Models. Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease. (pp. 905-925). Elsevier.
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  • McGregor, A., Yeon Choi, K., & Sung, H. (2012). Antiviral and vaccine strategies against cytomegalovirus: Current therapies and future directions. Cytomegalovirus Infections: Risk Factors, Causes and Management. (pp. 77-118).
  • McGregor, A., & Schleiss, M. R. (2004). Herpesvirus Genome Mutagenesis by Transposon-Mediated Strategies. Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes. (pp. 281-302).
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Email
mcgalistair2013@tamu.edu
First Name
Alistair
Last Name
McGregor
mailing address
Dept. Microbial Path & Immunol. COM; 8447 Riverside Pkwy, MREB2, Rm 3209; Dept. Microbial Path & Immunol. COM, 8447 Riverside Pkwy, MREB2, Rm 3209
Bryan, Texas 77801-3260
USA