Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.
Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Molecular dissection of gastroenteritis viruses and identification of a new mechanism of viral pathogenesis
Dr. Estes was honored for the molecular characterization of viruses responsible for gastroenteritis and identification of a viral enterotoxin responsible for the disease.
Dr. Estes’ nomination was based on the following publications:
Jiang X, Wang M, Wang K, Estes MK. Sequence and genomic organization of Norwalk virus. Virology. 1993 Jul;195(1):51-61.
Crawford SE, Labbe M, Cohen J, Burroughs MH, Zhou YJ, Estes MK. Characterization of virus-like particles produced by the expression of rotavirus capsid proteins in insect cells. J Virol. 1994 Sep;68(9):5945-52.
Tian P, Estes MK, Hu Y, Ball JM, Zeng CQ, Schilling WP. The rotavirus nonstructural glycoprotein NSP4 mobilizes Ca2+ from the endoplasmic reticulum. J Virol. 1995 Sep;69(9):5763-72.