My research includes studying the cellular immune response of target leukocytes to cytomegalovirus infection in the fetal-placental unit and also the mechanism of CMV deafness of the developing fetus in utero. I also have a long term interest in the relationship of cancer to viral infections and will investigate the potential link of CMV and other herpesviruses to specific types of cancer.
- University of California, Berkeley - (Berkeley, California, United States), Postdoctoral Training 2000
- Ph.D. in Immunology, University of California, Davis - (Davis, California, United States) 1997
- B.S. in Microbiology, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 1989
- Choi, K. Y., El-Hamdi, N. S., & McGregor, A. (2021). A trimeric capable gB CMV vaccine provides limited protection against a highly cell associated and epithelial tropic strain of cytomegalovirus in guinea pigs.. Journal of General Virology. 102(3),
- Choi, K. Y., El-Hamdi, N. S., & McGregor, A. (2020). Requirements for guinea pig cytomegalovirus tropism and antibody neutralization on placental amniotic sac cells.. Journal of General Virology. 101(4), 426-439.
- Choi, K. Y., El-Hamdi, N. S., & McGregor, A. (2020). Neutralizing antibodies to gB based CMV vaccine requires full length antigen but reduced virus neutralization on non-fibroblast cells limits vaccine efficacy in the guinea pig model. Vaccine. 38(10), 2340-2349.
- Choi, K. Y., El-Hamdi, N. S., & McGregor, A. (2019). Inclusion of the Viral Pentamer Complex in a Vaccine Design Greatly Improves Protection against Congenital Cytomegalovirus in the Guinea Pig Model.. J Virol. 93(22),
- Coleman, S., Choi, K. Y., & McGregor, A. (2017). Cytomegalovirus UL128 homolog mutants that form a pentameric complex produce virus with impaired epithelial and trophoblast cell tropism and altered pathogenicity in the guinea pig. VIROLOGY. 509, 205-221.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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., Choi, K. Y., Schleiss, M., Kronneman, D., & Root, M. (2012). A novel replication impaired virus vaccine strategy is effective against congenital cytomegalovirus infection. IMMUNOLOGY. 137, 754-754.
- McGregor, A., Choi, K. Y., Schleiss, M., Bouska, C., Leviton, M., & Sweet, J. (2012). Analysis of the essential nature of viral proteins considered to be important target antigens against CMV in candidate vaccine strategies in the guinea pig model. IMMUNOLOGY. 137, 634-635.
- Schleiss, M. R., Choi, K. Y., McGregor, A., Leviton, M., & Buus, R. (2010). A LIVE, ATTENUATED CMV VACCINE PROTECTS AT THE PLACENTAL-FETAL INTERFACE IN THE GUINEA PIG MODEL OF CONGENITAL CMV INFECTION. PLACENTA. 31(9), A112-A112.