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Shari Sweeney, B.S., Research Assistant II

Shari Sweeney joined the Global Vaccines team in July 2010. She has assisted on the HIV chimeric vaccine project by managing Global Vaccines’ satellite facility at the Carolina Vaccine Institute located at UNC Chapel Hill and performs ancillary tasks for the main laboratory such as mainline cell culture for BSL 3 and BSL 2 level experiments, managing the mouse colony, phenotyping and genotyping mice for critical experiments as well as providing support on large scale experiments by performing various techniques such as western blot analysis and flowcytometry. Shari is also the main producer of RNA for the company’s chimeric vaccine and adjuvant technologies.


B.S. Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2006


Research Technician II, Global Vaccines, Inc., 2010

Laboratory Research Analyst I, Duke University, 2008-2010

Research Specialist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009-2010

Research Technician, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2008

  1. Lin KL, Sweeney S, Kang BD, Ramsburg E, Gunn MD. CCR2-antagonist prophylaxis reduces pulmonary immune pathology and markedly improves survival during influenza infection. J Immunol. 2011 Jan 1;186(1):508-15.
Technical Areas

Animal Handling and Husbandry (Weaning, Breeding, Toe Identification, Sub-mandibular and Tail Vein Bleeding, Serum Collection, Animal Surgery, Sedation, Euthanasia, Organ Harvesting, Perfusion, Injections, Infections (Virus and Bacterial), Genotyping, Phenotyping as well as developing and maintaining an organized Mouse Database), Molecular Biology (DNA purifcation, RNA purification, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Western Blot, Gel Electrophoresis), Tissue Culture (primary and secondary), Bacterial Culture, Immunofluorescence Assays, ELISAs Electroporations, FACS analysis.

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