John Lednicky

Dr. Lednicky’s current research interests are focused on avian influenza virus H5N1 and other influenza viruses (human and animal): detection, isolation, and genetic analysis, live agent bioaerosol inhalation studies, cultivation of alga and extraction of oil from alga, production of biodiesel from algal oils, respiratory viruses including hantaviruses and Sars coronavirus, polyomavirus (BKV, JCV, LPV, PyV, SV40) regulatory region structure and function, molecular and classical diagnostic virology (human and animal), rodent- and lagomorph-pathogen serology and diagnostic virology, paramyxovirus detection, isolation, and genetic analysis, and immunogenicity of Canine distemper virus, development of human and animal virus detection, isolation, and identification methodologies, determination of whole genomic sequences of various DNA and RNA viruses, diagnostic (clinical) microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology), reverse genetics of RNA viruses: expression of viral genes and virus production, and West Nile virus: detection, isolation, and molecular characterization.