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Sean P. McBurney, PhD

Dr. Sean McBurney



Dr. Ted Ross


PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2010

BS in Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Why I chose Pitt

I chose the University of Pittsburgh because of the research programs that were available as well as the state of the art facilities.  Also my wife was entering her second year of medical school at the University of Pittsburgh when I joined the program.

Following his graduation, Sean first worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the lab of Dr. Jared Evans in the CVR. Currently, Sean is working at Oregon Health & Sciences University as a Postdoctoral Fellow.


McBurney S. P, Landucci G, Forthal D. N, and Ross T. M. Evaluation of heterologous vaginal SHIV SF162p4 infection following vaccination with a polyvalent Clade B virus-like particle vaccine. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 28: 1063-1072. |  View Abstract

Association between Magnitude of the Virus-Specific Plasmablast Response and Disease Severity in Dengue Patients. J Immunol. [Epub ahead of print] |  View Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus-like particles with consensus envelopes elicited broader cell-mediated peripheral and mucosal immune responses than polyvalent and monovalent Env vaccines. Vaccine. 27: 4337-4349. |  View Abstract

Membrane embedded HIV-1 envelope on the surface of a virus-like particle elicits broader immune responses than soluble envelopes. Virology. 358: 334-346. |  View Abstract

Lentivirus-like particles without reverse transcriptase elicit efficient immune responses. Curr HIV Res. 4: 475-484. |  View Abstract

Attenuated nef DNA vaccine construct induces cellular immune response: role in HIV-1 multiprotein vaccine. Immunol Lett. 89: 207-214. |  View Abstract