Meda Higa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
- B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (1998)
- Ph.D., University of Utah (2007)
- Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pennsylvania (2011)
- American Society for Microbiology
- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS)
- The Leadership Alliance
- Virus-host interactions
- Viral entry into cells, with a particular focus on Hantaviruses
- Structure and function of viral glycoproteins
- Keystone Symposia Minority Travel Scholarship, 2008
- American Society for Cell Biology Travel Grant, 2006
- Regents Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994-1998
- Higa MM, Petersen JE, Hooper JW, and Doms RW. Efficient Production of Hantaan and Puumala Pseudovirions for Viral Tropism and Neutralization Studies. Virology 2011 (accepted)
- Higa MM. Lessons Learned from a Virus with No Name. 2010. Winds of Change 25(2): 72.
- Higa MM, Ullman KS. 2008. Nup153. UCSD-Nature Molecule Pages (doi:10.1038/mp.a003702.01)
- Higa MM, Alam SL, Sundquist WE, and Ullman KS. 2007. Molecular characterization of the Ran-binding zinc finger domain of Nup153. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282: 17090-17100.