Anna Honko, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Virology, Immunology & Microbiology

Anna Honko
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Biography

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

Education

  • Wake Forest University, PhD
  • Clemson University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 4/11/2024

    Wirchnianski AS, Nyakatura EK, Herbert AS, Kuehne AI, Abbasi SA, Florez C, Storm N, McKay LGA, Dailey L, Kuang E, Abelson DM, Wec AZ, Chakraborti S, Holtsberg FW, Shulenin S, Bornholdt ZA, Aman MJ, Honko AN, Griffiths A, Dye JM, Chandran K, Lai JR. Design and characterization of protective pan-ebolavirus and pan-filovirus bispecific antibodies. PLoS Pathog. 2024 Apr; 20(4):e1012134. PMID: 38603762.

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  • Published on 2/12/2024

    Honko AN, Hunegnaw R, Moliva JI, Ploquin A, Dulan CNM, Murray T, Carr D, Foulds KE, Geisbert JB, Geisbert TW, Johnson JC, Wollen-Roberts SE, Trefry JC, Stanley DA, Sullivan NJ. A Single-shot ChAd3 Vaccine Provides Protection from Intramuscular and Aerosol Sudan Virus Exposure. bioRxiv. 2024 Feb 12. PMID: 38410448.

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  • Published on 2/9/2024

    Bohler F, Cashman K, Wilkinson E, Johnson JC, Rosenke K, Shamblin J, Hensley L, Honko A, Shaia C. An atlas of gross and histologic lesions and immunohistochemical immunoreactivity during the temporal progression of aerosolized Lassa virus induced hemorrhagic fever in cynomolgus macaques. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2024; 14:1341891. PMID: 38404292.

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  • Published on 2/7/2024

    Kotliar D, Raju S, Tabrizi S, Odia I, Goba A, Momoh M, Sandi JD, Nair P, Phelan E, Tariyal R, Eromon PE, Mehta S, Robles-Sikisaka R, Siddle KJ, Stremlau M, Jalloh S, Gire SK, Winnicki S, Chak B, Schaffner SF, Pauthner M, Karlsson EK, Chapin SR, Kennedy SG, Branco LM, Kanneh L, Vitti JJ, Broodie N, Gladden-Young A, Omoniwa O, Jiang PP, Yozwiak N, Heuklom S, Moses LM, Akpede GO, Asogun DA, Rubins K, Kales S, Happi AN, Iruolagbe CO, Dic-Ijiewere M, Iraoyah K, Osazuwa OO, Okonkwo AK, Kunz S, McCormick JB, Khan SH, Honko AN, Lander ES, Oldstone MBA, Hensley L, Folarin OA, Okogbenin SA, Günther S, Ollila HM, Tewhey R, Okokhere PO, Schieffelin JS, Andersen KG, Reilly SK, Grant DS, Garry RF, Barnes KG, Happi CT, Sabeti PC. Genome-wide association study identifies human genetic variants associated with fatal outcome from Lassa fever. Nat Microbiol. 2024 Mar; 9(3):751-762. PMID: 38326571.

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  • Published on 11/21/2023

    Normandin E, Triana S, Raju SS, Lan TCT, Lagerborg K, Rudy M, Adams GC, DeRuff KC, Logue J, Liu D, Strebinger D, Rao A, Messer KS, Sacks M, Adams RD, Janosko K, Kotliar D, Shah R, Crozier I, Rinn JL, Melé M, Honko AN, Zhang F, Babadi M, Luban J, Bennett RS, Shalek AK, Barkas N, Lin AE, Hensley LE, Sabeti PC, Siddle KJ. Natural history of Ebola virus disease in rhesus monkeys shows viral variant emergence dynamics and tissue-specific host responses. Cell Genom. 2023 Dec 13; 3(12):100440. PMID: 38169842.

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  • Published on 4/20/2023

    Pittman PR, Martin JW, Kingebeni PM, Tamfum JM, Mwema G, Wan Q, Ewala P, Alonga J, Bilulu G, Reynolds MG, Quinn X, Norris S, Townsend MB, Satheshkumar PS, Wadding J, Soltis B, Honko A, Güereña FB, Korman L, Patterson K, Schwartz DA, Huggins JW. Clinical characterization and placental pathology of mpox infection in hospitalized patients in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2023 Apr; 17(4):e0010384. PMID: 37079637.

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  • Published on 1/21/2023

    Chang MR, Ke H, Losada Miguéns L, Coherd C, Nguyen K, Kamkaew M, Johnson R, Storm N, Honko A, Zhu Q, Griffiths A, Marasco WA. The variable conversion of neutralizing anti-SARS-CoV-2 single-chain antibodies to IgG provides insight into RBD epitope accessibility. Protein Eng Des Sel. 2023 Jan 21; 36. PMID: 37561410.

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  • Published on 12/14/2022

    Hunegnaw R, Honko AN, Wang L, Carr D, Murray T, Shi W, Nguyen L, Storm N, Dulan CNM, Foulds KE, Agans KN, Cross RW, Geisbert JB, Cheng C, Ploquin A, Stanley DA, Geisbert TW, Nabel GJ, Sullivan NJ. A single-shot ChAd3-MARV vaccine confers rapid and durable protection against Marburg virus in nonhuman primates. Sci Transl Med. 2022 Dec 14; 14(675):eabq6364. PMID: 36516269.

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  • Published on 10/13/2022

    Cross RW, Longini IM, Becker S, Bok K, Boucher D, Carroll MW, Díaz JV, Dowling WE, Draghia-Akli R, Duworko JT, Dye JM, Egan MA, Fast P, Finan A, Finch C, Fleming TR, Fusco J, Geisbert TW, Griffiths A, Günther S, Hensley LE, Honko A, Hunegnaw R, Jakubik J, Ledgerwood J, Luhn K, Matassov D, Meshulam J, Nelson EV, Parks CL, Rustomjee R, Safronetz D, Schwartz LM, Smith D, Smock P, Sow Y, Spiropoulou CF, Sullivan NJ, Warfield KL, Wolfe D, Woolsey C, Zahn R, Henao-Restrepo AM, Muñoz-Fontela C, Marzi A. An introduction to the Marburg virus vaccine consortium, MARVAC. PLoS Pathog. 2022 Oct; 18(10):e1010805. PMID: 36227853.

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  • Published on 10/3/2022

    Chang MR, Tomasovic L, Kuzmina NA, Ronk AJ, Byrne PO, Johnson R, Storm N, Olmedillas E, Hou YJ, Schäfer A, Leist SR, Tse LV, Ke H, Coherd C, Nguyen K, Kamkaew M, Honko A, Zhu Q, Alter G, Saphire EO, McLellan JS, Griffiths A, Baric RS, Bukreyev A, Marasco WA. IgG-like bispecific antibodies with potent and synergistic neutralization against circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Nat Commun. 2022 Oct 03; 13(1):5814. PMID: 36192374.

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