Anna Honko, PhD

Clinical Instructor, Microbiology

Anna Honko


Anna Honko, PhD recently joined Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) as a Research Associate Professor. In the Nonclinical Studies Unit, she’ll be directing well-documented, Animal Rule and GLP studies to advance anti-viral medical countermeasure development. Dr. Honko’s background is in immunology and vaccine development, with a later emphasis in biothreat and emerging infectious diseases. She has a focus on regulated studies as well a passion for radiotelemetry monitoring.

Other Positions

  • Faculty, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab, Boston University


  • Wake Forest University, PhD
  • Clemson University, BS


  • Published on 6/17/2020

    Zhang Q, Honko A, Zhou J, Gong H, Downs SN, Vasquez JH, Fang RH, Gao W, Griffiths A, Zhang L. Cellular Nanosponges Inhibit SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity. Nano Lett. 2020 07 08; 20(7):5570-5574. PMID: 32551679.

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  • Published on 6/16/2020

    Speranza E, Caballero I, Honko AN, Johnson JC, Bohannon JK, Evans DeWald L, Gerhardt DM, Sword J, Hensley LE, Bennett RS, Connor JH. Previremic Identification of Ebola or Marburg Virus Infection Using Integrated Host-Transcriptome and Viral Genome Detection. mBio. 2020 06 16; 11(3). PMID: 32546624.

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  • Published on 5/29/2020

    Downs IL, Shaia CI, Zeng X, Johnson JC, Hensley L, Saunders DL, Rossi F, Cashman KA, Esham HL, Gregory MK, Pratt WD, Trefry JC, Everson KA, Larcom CB, Okwesili AC, Cardile AP, Honko A. Natural History of Aerosol Induced Lassa Fever in Non-Human Primates. Viruses. 2020 05 29; 12(6). PMID: 32485952.

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  • Published on 12/27/2019

    DeWald LE, Johnson JC, Gerhardt DM, Torzewski LM, Postnikova E, Honko AN, Janosko K, Huzella L, Dowling WE, Eakin AE, Osborn BL, Gahagen J, Tang L, Green CE, Mirsalis JC, Holbrook MR, Jahrling PB, Dyall J, Hensley LE. In Vivo Activity of Amodiaquine against Ebola Virus Infection. Sci Rep. 2019 12 27; 9(1):20199. PMID: 31882748.

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  • Published on 7/25/2019

    Liu J, Coffin KM, Johnston SC, Babka AM, Bell TM, Long SY, Honko AN, Kuhn JH, Zeng X. Nipah virus persists in the brains of nonhuman primate survivors. JCI Insight. 2019 07 25; 4(14). PMID: 31341108.

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  • Published on 12/12/2018

    Sebba D, Lastovich AG, Kuroda M, Fallows E, Johnson J, Ahouidi A, Honko AN, Fu H, Nielson R, Carruthers E, Diédhiou C, Ahmadou D, Soropogui B, Ruedas J, Peters K, Bartkowiak M, Magassouba N, Mboup S, Ben Amor Y, Connor JH, Weidemaier K. A point-of-care diagnostic for differentiating Ebola from endemic febrile diseases. Sci Transl Med. 2018 12 12; 10(471). PMID: 30541788.

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  • Published on 11/22/2018

    Cross RW, Speranza E, Borisevich V, Widen SG, Wood TG, Shim RS, Adams RD, Gerhardt DM, Bennett RS, Honko AN, Johnson JC, Hensley LE, Geisbert TW, Connor JH. Comparative Transcriptomics in Ebola Makona-Infected Ferrets, Nonhuman Primates, and Humans. J Infect Dis. 2018 11 22; 218(suppl_5):S486-S495. PMID: 30476250.

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  • Published on 11/22/2018

    Dyall J, Johnson JC, Hart BJ, Postnikova E, Cong Y, Zhou H, Gerhardt DM, Michelotti J, Honko AN, Kern S, DeWald LE, O'Loughlin KG, Green CE, Mirsalis JC, Bennett RS, Olinger GG, Jahrling PB, Hensley LE. In Vitro and In Vivo Activity of Amiodarone Against Ebola Virus. J Infect Dis. 2018 11 22; 218(suppl_5):S592-S596. PMID: 30016444.

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  • Published on 11/22/2018

    Luke T, Bennett RS, Gerhardt DM, Burdette T, Postnikova E, Mazur S, Honko AN, Oberlander N, Byrum R, Ragland D, St Claire M, Janosko KB, Smith G, Glenn G, Hooper J, Dye J, Pal S, Bishop-Lilly KA, Hamilton T, Frey K, Bollinger L, Wada J, Wu H, Jiao JA, Olinger GG, Gunn B, Alter G, Khurana S, Hensley LE, Sullivan E, Jahrling PB. Fully Human Immunoglobulin G From Transchromosomic Bovines Treats Nonhuman Primates Infected With Ebola Virus Makona Isolate. J Infect Dis. 2018 11 22; 218(suppl_5):S636-S648. PMID: 30010950.

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  • Published on 9/28/2018

    Wang MK, Ren T, Liu H, Lim SY, Lee K, Honko A, Zhou H, Dyall J, Hensley L, Gartin AK, Cunningham JM. Critical role for cholesterol in Lassa fever virus entry identified by a novel small molecule inhibitor targeting the viral receptor LAMP1. PLoS Pathog. 2018 09; 14(9):e1007322. PMID: 30265711.

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