If you like to watch video lectures and read scientific papers, you will enjoy this section. Below are links to Dr. Halford's work and research on the herpes simplex virus, spanning over the last 20 years. 

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Dr. William Halford 

EDUCATION: B.S. Marine Biology and Microbiology, University of  California, Santa Barbara (1986-91); Ph.D. Viral Immunology, Louisiana  State University HSC, New Orleans (1992-96); Postdoctoral fellow,  Molecular Virology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1997-2000) FACULTY APPOINTMENTS: Assistant Professor of Microbiology and  Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans  (2000-2004); Assistant Professor of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State  University, Bozeman (2004-2007); Associate Professor of Microbiology and  Immunology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,  Springfield (2007 - present)

 Dr Halford passed away on June 22, 2017


The work of Dr. William Halford

A live-attenuated HSV-2 ICP0 virus elicits 10 to 100 times greater protection

Pan-HSV-2 IgG antibody in vaccinated mice and guinea pigs correlates with protection

Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) infected cell proteins are among the most dominant antigens

ICP0 is required for efficient reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1

The immediate-early protein, ICP0, is essential for the resistance of herpes simplex virus

Scientific lectures by Dr. William Halford

Part 1 - An Introduction to the α-Herpesviruse and a very in-depth look into the behavior of Herpes simplex.

Part 2, Viral Countermeasures & Recurrent Herpes

Part 2 of Dr. Halford's Lecture on Herpes simplex. Also he discusses the many evasion strategies of herpes simplex and why it continues reinfect many people.

Part 3 of Dr. William Halford's lecture on herpes.