Public Affairs Spec.
Cal State L.A. Expert
Available to Speak on
West Nile Virus and SARS
Los Angeles, CA Â This year, West Nile virus has hit Los Angeles. Last year, the virus infected 4,156 people in the United States and killed 284. Cal State L.A.Âs biology professor Nancy McQueen can speak about viruses in general and explain what the West Nile virus is--its origin, and how it is or isnÂt treated.
Professor of Biology; Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine
Dr. McQueen is an expert on medical microbiology, pathogenic bacteriology, hematology, molecular diagnostics, and virology. She has done research on viral pathogenesis, and also on the study of intracellular and surface transport of membrane proteins using the envelope proteins of Sendai virus as a model system. Dr. McQueen received her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1986, followed by post-doctoral training in biology at Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope. She was the recipient of an Outstanding Professor Award at Cal State L.A. in 1997. She is a licensed clinical laboratory scientist in the state of California, and is an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
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