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DeBakey Awards

Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.

Molecular Virology & Microbiology

1995 Recipient

Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.

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.