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2017 Scientist of Year to Talk on Hantaviruses

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017

ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2017 Scientist of the Year Richard Yanagihara will discuss Hantaviruses: A Personal Journey of Discovery and New Begninnings at a free pauhana talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Agricultural Sciences Building on the UH Manoa campus.
Hantaviruses are a relatively newly discovered genre spread by rodents with sometimes fatal consequences to humans. Yanagihara, a professor in the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology and director of UH's Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Disease Research, is considered to be one of the top hantavirus researchers in the world. He studies the appearance of diseases—such as Ebola, measles, hepatitis C and HIV—among populations isolated by virtue of genetics, culture and/or geography.
The talk is is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested to ensure adequate seating. Email


Dr. Richard Yanagihara headshot