Jason Blackard

Jason T. Blackard , PhD

Professor

Office 7211 Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670595
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0595
Phone 513-558-4389
Fax 513-558-1744
Email jason.blackard@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Training and Education: 

Dr. Blackard received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR (1994) followed by a PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health at Harvard University in Boston, MA (2000).  His post-doctoral fellowship (2002-2005) was conducted in the laboratory of Raymond Chung, MD, where she was investigated the interactions of flaviviruses with the human immunodeficiency virus

 

Professional Life: 

Dr. Blackard directs a basic and translational research laboratory that focuses on human and mechanistic studies to understand the interactions between various viral pathogens.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a positive-strand RNA virus that infects over 170 million people worldwide. Multiple studies have demonstrated the adverse effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection on liver fibrosis, HCV RNA levels, HCV disease progression, and response rates to HCV treatment.  The mechanisms by which these two viruses interact remain unclear, as no direct virus-virus interactions have been demonstrated to date.  Because of the inability to infect small animals with HCV and the lack of efficient cell culture models, much of the current understanding of HCV pathogenesis has been inferred from studies of infected human samples.  Using a variety of cell culture, immunologic, and molecular virology techniques, as well as patient-derived samples, we are investigating the pathogenic and evolutionary mechanisms by which viruses interact with the host and cause disease.  Current work in the laboratory involves studies of several hepatitis viruses, including hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis E (HEV), and GB virus C (GBV-C), as well as HIV.  Ongoing research projects include: 1) characterizing the extent of extrahepatic replication of HCV and development of models of HCV replication; 2) HIV replication in hepatocytes and the development of novel in vitro systems of HIV/HCV co-infection; 3) investigating the genetic diversity of hepatitis viruses – including occult HBV infection – in the context of HIV co-infection; and 4) genotypic and phenotypic characterization of the HCV RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (NS5B).

Administratively, Dr. Blackard serves as the Program Director for the Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program, a collaborative endeavor between the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.  Recently, Dr. Blackard was appointed at the Director of the newly formed Office of Global Health.  In this capacity, he will be responsible for advising medical students at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine about international rotations, developing rotations for international medical students, establishing the College of Medicine’s 5-year strategic plan with respect to global health, and developing global health research and educational initiatives with international collaborators such as Chongqing Medical University.

Education

Bachelor's Degree: University of Arkansas 1994 (Biology, Spanish)

Doctoral Degree: Harvard University 2000 (Biological Sciences in Public Health)

Fellowship: Gastrointestinal Unit Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital 2005 (Research )

Research and Practice Interests


Dr. Blackard directs a translational research laboratory focusing on human and mechanistic studies to understand virus-virus and virus-host interactions. Current work involves studies of hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), human pegivirus (HPgV), HIV, and Zika virus.
 
Dr. Blackard also serves as the Associate Director of the KL2 Scholars Program.
 

Positions and Work Experience

2005 -To Present Instructor, Course Director, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

2007 - Visiting Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

2001 -2005 Instructor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

1995 -2000 Teaching Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Research Support

Grant: #R21 AI081564 Investigators:Blackard 07-01-2009 -06-30-2011 NIH/NIAID Clinical Relevance of GB Virus C Interactions with HIV and Hepatitis C Virus in High Risk Women Role:PI

Investigators:Blackard 03-01-2010 -02-28-2011 Investigator Initiated Study - Merck Inc. Exploring the Effects of HIV on Hepatitis C Virus Replication In Vitro Role:PI

Grant: #R01 AI065256 Investigators:Sherman, Blackard 04-15-2006 -03-31-2011 NIH/NIAID Antiretroviral Therapy and the Hepatitis C Virus Role:Co-Investigator

Investigators:Blackard 06-01-2010 -05-31-2011 UC/CCHMC Digestive Health Center/ NIH Digestive Health Center Pilot Award - Functional Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus Surface Mutations Role:PI

Investigators:Blackard 07-01-2007 -06-30-2010 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Dean's Scholar Program - HIV Infection of the Lever Role:PI

Grant: #R21 DA022148 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 09-01-2006 -07-31-2009 National Institute on Drug Abuse Extrahepatic Replication and Viral Evolution of HCV during HCV/HIV Co-Infection Role:PI $347,515.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 004175 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Shata, Mohamed Tarek; Shire, Norah 03-12-2007 -06-11-2008 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Characterization of the Hepatitis B Virus in HIV+ Patients Role:PI $80,994.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 005925 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 01-01-2009 -12-31-2009 Department of Veterans Affairs Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement for Jason Blackard Role:PI $4,807.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #R21 AI081564 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Sherman, Kenneth; Welge, Jeffrey 07-02-2009 -06-30-2012 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Clinical Relevance of GB Virus C Interactions with HIV and Hepatitis C Virus in High Risk Women Role:PI $429,788.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS006742 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Welge, Jeffrey 05-07-2010 -12-31-2011 Merck & Co., Inc. Exploring the Effects of HIV on Hepatitis C Virus Replication in Vitro Role:PI $131,621.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #103952 / P30 DK78392 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 06-01-2010 -05-31-2011 National Inst of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Functional Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus Surface Mutations Role:PI $78,500.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #PO 526-005018 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 10-01-2009 -09-30-2012 Department of Veterans Affairs Drug and Viral Induced Thyroiditis Role:PI $52,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #R21 AI096958 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 06-01-2011 -05-31-2014 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Occult Hepatitis B Infection in South Africa Role:PI $412,259.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 007837 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Shata, Mohamed Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth; Ying, Jun 02-15-2012 -02-15-2014 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp Evaluating the Role of the Immune Responses in the Emergence of HCV NS3 Resistance Mutations During Protease Inhibitor Therapy Role:Collaborator $231,044.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #108400 \ UM1A1068636 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Sherman, Kenneth 06-01-2012 -12-31-2013 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Characterization of HCV Resistance Associated Variants in Liver Tissue Role:Collaborator $187,435.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #R01 GM105414 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 05-02-2013 -04-30-2018 National Institute of General Medical Sciences Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of the HCV Polymerase (NS5B) Role:PI $303,614.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 008469 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 05-05-2014 -12-31-2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Drug and Viral Induced Thyroiditis and Diabetes Role:PI $50,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R01DK108362 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Shata, Mohamed Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth 09-23-2015 -08-31-2020 National Inst of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Hepatitis E in HIV-Infected Patients Role:Collaborator $274,999.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R01 AI065256 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Shata, Mohamed Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth 02-15-2016 -01-31-2020 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases HIV Antiretroviral Therapy and Hepatic Injury Role:Collaborator $2,124,402.93 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R61DA048439 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Brown, Jennifer; Lyons, Michael; Medvedovic, Mario; Sherman, Kenneth 03-01-2019 -12-31-2021 National Institutes of Health Omics analysis of HIV during synthetic opioid exposure Role:PI $573,135.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #Instituto Nacional de Saúde of Mozambique MOU Investigators:Blackard, Jason 08-01-2018 -09-30-2020 Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) of Mozambique Memorandum of Understanding-Instituto Nacional de Saude of Mozambique Role:PI $2,500.00 Awarded Level:Foreign Other

Grant: #2019 ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Teaching Professorship Investigators:Blackard, Jason 04-01-2019 -03-31-2020 American Society for Microbiology Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetics and Virus Evolution Role:PI $5,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Services Agreement / ISR 117-10246 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 08-01-2019 -09-30-2020 Gilead Sciences, Inc. An evaluation of vertical transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and natural history of chronic HCV in pregnant women with subsequent treatment post-partum Role:PI $106,536.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #/25460-GRT-00000414 - PO # 20200598/ R01DK125418 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 07-01-2020 -06-30-2025 National Inst of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Viral and host genetic predictors of BK polyomavirus associated hemorrhagic cytosis Role:PI $172,325.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #312397 / R01DA051895 Investigators:Blackard, Jason 07-15-2020 -04-30-2025 National Institute on Drug Abuse Role of Siglec-1 in HIV Interactions with Microglia and Astrocytes Role:PI $10,964.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R56 AI065256 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Shata, Mohamed Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth 07-15-2014 -02-14-2016 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Antiretroviral Therapy and Hepatic Injury Role:Collaborator $534,653.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #R21AI165171 Investigators:Blackard, Jason; Sherman, Kenneth 07-12-2021 -06-30-2023 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Biomarkers of Replication and Injury in HBV/HIV Coinfection Role:Collaborator 236658.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #T35DK060444 04-01-2019 -03-31-2024 National Inst of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant Role:PI 214654.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #T35DK060444 04-01-2019 -03-31-2024 National Inst of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant Role:PI 214654.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Martin, Christina M; Welge, Jeffrey A; Blackard, Jason T (2011. ) Hepatitis B virus (HBV) X gene diversity and evidence of recombination in HBV/HIV co-infected persons.Journal of medical virology, , 83 (7 ) ,1142-50 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Martin, Christina M; Rouster, Susan D; Shata, M Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth E (2011. ) HIV Variability in the Liver and Evidence of Possible Compartmentalization.AIDS research and human retroviruses, , More Information

Neibecker, Markus; Schwarze-Zander, Carolynne; Rockstroh, Jürgen K; Spengler, Ulrich; Blackard, Jason T (2011. ) Evidence for extensive genotypic diversity and recombination of GB virus C (GBV-C) in Germany.Journal of medical virology, , 83 (4 ) ,685-94 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Welge, Jeffrey A; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Klein, Robert S; Celentano, David D; Jamieson, Denise J; Gardner, Lytt; Sherman, Kenneth E (2011. ) HIV mono-infection is associated with FIB-4 - A noninvasive index of liver fibrosis - in women.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, , 52 (5 ) ,674-80 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Limketkai, Berkeley N; Welge, Jeffrey A; Dryer, Peter D; Martin, Christina M; Hiasa, Yoichi; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Jamieson, Denise J; Sherman, Kenneth E (2010. ) Variability of the polymerase gene (NS5B) in hepatitis C virus-infected women.Journal of clinical microbiology, , 48 (11 ) ,4256-9 More Information

Martin, C M; Welge, J A; Shire, N J; Rouster, S D; Shata, M T; Sherman, K E; Blackard, J T (2010. ) Genomic variability associated with the presence of occult hepatitis B virus in HIV co-infected individuals.Journal of viral hepatitis, , 17 (8 ) ,588-97 More Information

Sherman, Kenneth E; Rouster, Susan D; Stanford, Sandra; Blackard, Jason T; Shire, Norah; Koziel, Margaret; Peters, Marion; Chung, Raymond T (2010. ) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) quasispecies complexity and selection in HCV/HIV-coinfected subjects treated with interferon-based regimens.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 201 (5 ) ,712-9 More Information

Schwarze-Zander, Carolynne; Neibecker, Markus; Othman, Sabrina; Tural, Cristina; Clotet, Bonaventura; Blackard, Jason T; Kupfer, Bernd; Luechters, Guido; Chung, Ray T; Rockstroh, Jürgen K; Spengler, Ulrich (2010. ) GB virus C coinfection in advanced HIV type-1 disease is associated with low CCR5 and CXCR4 surface expression on CD4(+) T-cells.Antiviral therapy, , 15 (5 ) ,745-52 More Information

Moreno-Fernandez, Maria E; Zapata, Wildeman; Blackard, Jason T; Franchini, Genoveffa; Chougnet, Claire A (2009. ) Human regulatory T cells are targets for human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, and their susceptibility differs depending on the HIV type 1 strain.Journal of virology, , 83 (24 ) ,12925-33 More Information

Dryer, Peter D; Limketkai, Berkeley N; Martin, Christina M; Ma, Gang; Sherman, Kenneth E; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Jamieson, Denise J; Blackard, Jason T (2009. ) Screening for hepatitis C virus non-nucleotide resistance mutations in treatment-naive women.The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, , 64 (5 ) ,945-8 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Rouster, Susan D; Nady, Soad; Galal, Gehan; Marzuuk, Naglaa; Rafaat, Marwaa M; Daef, Enas; El Din, Salwa Seif; Purcell, Robert H; Emerson, Suzanne U; Sherman, Kenneth E; Shata, M Tarek (2009. ) Genotypic characterization of symptomatic hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections in Egypt.Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, , 46 (2 ) ,140-4 More Information

Martin, Christina M; Welge, Jeffrey A; Shire, Norah J; Shata, Mohamed T; Sherman, Kenneth E; Blackard, Jason T (2009. ) Cytokine expression during chronic versus occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV co-infected individuals.Cytokine, , 47 (3 ) ,194-8 More Information

Akeno, Nagako; Blackard, Jason T; Tomer, Yaron (2008. ) HCV E2 protein binds directly to thyroid cells and induces IL-8 production: a new mechanism for HCV induced thyroid autoimmunity.Journal of autoimmunity, , 31 (4 ) ,339-44 More Information

Blackard, J T; Sherman, K E (2008. ) HCV/ HIV co-infection: time to re-evaluate the role of HIV in the liver?.Journal of viral hepatitis, , 15 (5 ) ,323-30 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Welles, Seth L; Ackerman, Avra; Kalia, Nimisha; Cohen, Daniel E; Mayer, Kenneth H (2008. ) Immunological rebound after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy in treatment-naive patients.AIDS research and human retroviruses, , 24 (3 ) ,499-504 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Shata, M Tarek; Shire, Norah J; Sherman, Kenneth E (2008. ) Acute hepatitis C virus infection: a chronic problem.Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), , 47 (1 ) ,321-31 More Information

Rutherford, Anna E; Hynan, Linda S; Borges, Carolina B S; Forcione, David G; Blackard, Jason T; Lin, Wenyu; Gorman, April R; Shaikh, Obaid Shakil; Reuben, Adrian; Harrison, Edwyn; Reddy, K Rajender; Le, William M; Chung, Raymond T (2007. ) Serum apoptosis markers in acute liver failure: a pilot study.Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, , 5 (12 ) ,1477-83 More Information

Tomer, Yaron; Blackard, Jason T; Akeno, Nagako (2007. ) Interferon alpha treatment and thyroid dysfunction.Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America, , 36 (4 ) ,1051-66; x-xi More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Hiasa, Yoichi; Smeaton, Laura; Jamieson, Denise J; Rodriguez, Irma; Mayer, Kenneth H; Chung, Raymond T (2007. ) Compartmentalization of hepatitis C virus (HCV) during HCV/HIV coinfection.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 195 (12 ) ,1765-73 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kang, Minhee; St Clair, J Benjamin; Lin, Wenyu; Kamegaya, Yoshitaka; Sherman, Kenneth E; Koziel, Margaret James; Peters, Marion G; Andersen, Janet; Chung, Raymond T (2007. ) Viral factors associated with cytokine expression during HCV/HIV co-infection.Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research, , 27 (4 ) ,263-9 More Information

Shire, Norah J; Rouster, Susan D; Stanford, Sandra D; Blackard, Jason T; Martin, Christina M; Fichtenbaum, Carl J; Sherman, Kenneth E (2007. ) The prevalence and significance of occult hepatitis B virus in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected patients.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), , 44 (3 ) ,309-14 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Sherman, Kenneth E (2007. ) Hepatitis C virus coinfection and superinfection.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 195 (4 ) ,519-24 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kang, Minhee; Sherman, Kenneth E; Koziel, Margaret James; Peters, Marion G; Chung, Raymond T (2006. ) Effects of HCV treatment on cytokine expression during HCV/HIV coinfection.Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research, , 26 (11 ) ,834-8 More Information

Lin, Wenyu; Kim, Sun Suk; Yeung, Elaine; Kamegaya, Yoshitaka; Blackard, Jason T; Kim, Kyung Ah; Holtzman, Michael J; Chung, Raymond T (2006. ) Hepatitis C virus core protein blocks interferon signaling by interaction with the STAT1 SH2 domain.Journal of virology, , 80 (18 ) ,9226-35 More Information

Schwarze-Zander, Carolynne; Blackard, Jason T; Zheng, Hui; Addo, Marylyn M; Lin, Wenyu; Robbins, Gregory K; Sherman, Kenneth E; Zdunek, Dietmar; Hess, Georg; Chung, Raymond T (2006. ) GB virus C (GBV-C) infection in hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV-coinfected patients receiving HCV treatment: importance of the GBV-C genotype.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 194 (4 ) ,410-9 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kemmer, Nyingi; Sherman, Kenneth E (2006. ) Extrahepatic replication of HCV: insights into clinical manifestations and biological consequences.Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), , 44 (1 ) ,15-22 More Information

Hiasa, Yoichi; Blackard, Jason T; Lin, Wenyu; Kamegaya, Yoshitaka; Horiike, Norio; Onji, Morikazu; Schmidt, Emmett V; Chung, Raymond T (2006. ) Cell-based models of sustained, interferon-sensitive hepatitis C virus genotype 1 replication.Journal of virological methods, , 132 (1-2 ) ,195-203 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Komurian-Pradel, Florence; Perret, Magali; Sodoyer, Mireille; Smeaton, Laura; St Clair, J Benjamin; Chapman, Stacey; Taylor, Lynn E; Paranhos-Baccalà, Glaucia; Chung, Raymond T (2006. ) Intrahepatic cytokine expression is downregulated during HCV/HIV co-infection.Journal of medical virology, , 78 (2 ) ,202-7 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Smeaton, Laura; Hiasa, Yoichi; Horiike, Norio; Onji, Morikazu; Jamieson, Denise J; Rodriguez, Irma; Mayer, Kenneth H; Chung, Raymond T (2005. ) Detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in serum and peripheral-blood mononuclear cells from HCV-monoinfected and HIV/HCV-coinfected persons.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 192 (2 ) ,258-65 More Information

Lin, Wenyu; Choe, Won Hyeok; Hiasa, Yoichi; Kamegaya, Yoshitaka; Blackard, Jason T; Schmidt, Emmett V; Chung, Raymond T (2005. ) Hepatitis C virus expression suppresses interferon signaling by degrading STAT1. Gastroenterology, , 128 (4 ) ,1034-41

Kamegaya, Yoshitaka; Hiasa, Yoichi; Zukerberg, Lawrence; Fowler, Nina; Blackard, Jason T; Lin, Wenyu; Choe, Won H; Schmidt, Emmett V; Chung, Raymond T (2005. ) Hepatitis C virus acts as a tumor accelerator by blocking apoptosis in a mouse model of hepatocarcinogenesis.Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), , 41 (3 ) ,660-7 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Yang, Yijun; Bordoni, Paola; Sherman, Kenneth E; Chung, Raymond T (2004. ) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) diversity in HIV-HCV-coinfected subjects initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 189 (8 ) ,1472-81 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Mayer, Kenneth H (2004. ) HIV superinfection in the era of increased sexual risk-taking. Sexually transmitted diseases, , 31 (4 ) ,201-4

Meyer-Olson, Dirk; Brady, Kristen W; Blackard, Jason T; Allen, Todd M; Islam, Sabina; Shoukry, Naglaa H; Hartman, Kelly; Walker, Christopher M; Kalams, Spyros A (2003. ) Analysis of the TCR beta variable gene repertoire in chimpanzees: identification of functional homologs to human pseudogenes. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), , 170 (8 ) ,4161-9

Blackard, Jason T; Cohen, Daniel E; Mayer, Kenneth H (2002. ) Human immunodeficiency virus superinfection and recombination: current state of knowledge and potential clinical consequences.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, , 34 (8 ) ,1108-14 More Information

Blackard, J T; Renjifo, B; Fawzi, W; Hertzmark, E; Msamanga, G; Mwakagile, D; Hunter, D; Spiegelman, D; Sharghi, N; Kagoma, C; Essex, M (2001. ) HIV-1 LTR subtype and perinatal transmission.Virology, , 287 (2 ) ,261-5 More Information

Blackard, J T; Renjifo, B; Chaplin, B; Msamanga, G; Fawzi, W; Essex, M (2000. ) Diversity of the HIV-1 long terminal repeat following mother-to-child transmission.Virology, , 274 (2 ) ,402-11 More Information

Choudhury, S; Montano, M A; Womack, C; Blackard, J T; Maniar, J K; Saple, D G; Tripathy, S; Sahni, S; Shah, S; Babu, G P; Essex, M Increased promoter diversity reveals a complex phylogeny of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype C in India. Journal of human virology, , 3 (1 ) ,35-43

Renjifo, B; Blackard, J T; Klaskala, W; Chaplin, B R; Shah, P; McLane, M F; Barin, F; Esparza, J; Zelaya, J E; Osmanov, S; Soto, R; Fernandez, J A; Baum, M K; Essex, M E (1999. ) HIV-1 subtype B in Honduras. Virus research, , 60 (2 ) ,191-7

Blackard, J T; Renjifo, B R; Mwakagile, D; Montano, M A; Fawzi, W W; Essex, M (1999. ) Transmission of human immunodeficiency type 1 viruses with intersubtype recombinant long terminal repeat sequences.Virology, , 254 (2 ) ,220-5 More Information

Montano, M A; Novitsky, V A; Blackard, J T; Cho, N L; Katzenstein, D A; Essex, M (1997. ) Divergent transcriptional regulation among expanding human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtypes. Journal of virology, , 71 (11 ) ,8657-65

Gededzha, Maemu P; Selabe, Selokela G; Blackard, Jason T; Kyaw, Thanda; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey (2013. ) Near full-length genome analysis of HCV genotype 5 strains from South Africa.Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases, , 21C ,118-123 More Information

Penton, Patricia K; Blackard, Jason T (2013. ) Analysis of HIV Quasispecies Suggests Compartmentalization in the Liver.AIDS research and human retroviruses, , More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kong, Ling; Huber, Amanda K; Tomer, Yaron (2013. ) Hepatitis C virus infection of a thyroid cell line: implications for pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus and thyroiditis.Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, , 23 (7 ) ,863-70 More Information

Sengupta, Satarupa; Powell, Eleanor; Kong, Ling; Blackard, Jason T (2013. ) Effects of HCV on basal and tat-induced HIV LTR activation.PloS one, , 8 (6 ) ,e64956 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Martin, Christina M; Sengupta, Satarupa; Forrester, Janet (2013. ) Limited infection with occult hepatitis B virus in drug users in the USA.Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology, , 43 (4 ) ,413-7 More Information

Martin, C M; Welge, J A; Rouster, S D; Shata, M T; Sherman, K E; Blackard, J T (2012. ) Mutations associated with occult hepatitis B virus infection result in decreased surface antigen expression in vitro.Journal of viral hepatitis, , 19 (10 ) ,716-23 More Information

Kong, Ling; Cardona Maya, Walter; Moreno-Fernandez, Maria E; Ma, Gang; Shata, Mohamed T; Sherman, Kenneth E; Chougnet, Claire; Blackard, Jason T (2012. ) Low-level HIV infection of hepatocytes.Virology journal, , 9 ,157 More Information

Blackard, Jason T (2012. ) HIV compartmentalization: a review on a clinically important phenomenon. Current HIV research, , 10 (2 ) ,133-42

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Welge, Jeffrey A; Martin, Christina M; Sherman, Kenneth E; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Jamieson, Denise J (2012. ) Analysis of a non-structural gene reveals evidence of possible hepatitis C virus (HCV) compartmentalization.Journal of medical virology, , 84 (2 ) ,242-52 More Information

Blackard, Jason T (2012. ) HCV superinfection and reinfection.Antiviral therapy, , 17 (7 Pt B ) ,1443-8 More Information

Mayaphi, Simnikiwe H; Martin, Desmond J; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey; Blackard, Jason T; Bowyer, Sheila M (2013. ) Variability of the preC/C region of hepatitis B virus genotype A from a South African cohort predominantly infected with HIV.Journal of medical virology, , 85 (11 ) ,1883-92 More Information

Kong, Ling; Blackard, Jason T (2013. ) Interferon alfa partially inhibits HIV replication in hepatocytes in vitro.The Journal of infectious diseases, , 208 (5 ) ,865-6 More Information

Schwarze-Zander, Carolynne; Blackard, Jason T; Rockstroh, Juergen K (2012. ) Role of GB virus C in modulating HIV disease.Expert review of anti-infective therapy, , 10 (5 ) ,563-72 More Information

Gededzha, Maemu P; Selabe, Selokela G; Kyaw, Thanda; Rakgole, J Nare; Blackard, Jason T; Mphahlele, M Jeffery (2012. ) Introduction of new subtypes and variants of hepatitis C virus genotype 4 in South Africa.Journal of medical virology, , 84 (4 ) ,601-7 More Information

Taylor, L E; DeLong, A K; Maynard, M A; Chapman, S; Gholam, P; Blackard, J T; Rich, J; Mayer, K H (2011. ) Acute hepatitis C virus in an HIV clinic: a screening strategy, risk factors, and perception of risk.AIDS patient care and STDs, , 25 (10 ) ,571-7 More Information

Koulinska, Irene N; Villamor, Eduardo; Msamanga, Gernard; Fawzi, Wafaie; Blackard, Jason; Renjifo, Boris; Essex, Max (2006. ) Risk of HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding among mothers infected with recombinant and non-recombinant HIV-1 genotypes.Virus research, , 120 (1-2 ) ,191-8 More Information

Maeda, N; Kawamura, T; Hoshino, H; Yamada, N; Blackard, J; Kushida, S; Miyano-Kurosaki, N; Yamamoto, N; Makino, K; Yokota, T; Uchida, K; Miwa, M (1998. ) Inhibition of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 replication by antisense env oligodeoxynucleotide.Biochemical and biophysical research communications, , 243 (1 ) ,109-12 More Information

Saha, Debraj; Pal, Ananya; Sarkar, Neelakshi; Das, Dipanwita; Blackard, Jason T; Guha, Subhasish Kamal; Saha, Bibhuti; Chakravarty, Runu (2017. ) Occult hepatitis B virus infection in HIV positive patients at a tertiary healthcare unit in eastern India.PloS one, , 12 (6 ) ,e0179035 More Information

Boyce, Ceejay L; Ganova-Raeva, Lilia; Archampong, Timothy N A; Lartey, Margaret; Sagoe, Kwamena W; Obo-Akwa, Adjoa; Kenu, Ernest; Kwara, Awewura; Blackard, Jason T (2017. ) Identification and comparative analysis of hepatitis B virus genotype D/E recombinants in Africa.Virus genes, , More Information

White, Mary T; Satterfield, Caley A; Blackard, Jason T (2017. ) Essential competencies in global health research for medical trainees: A narrative review.Medical teacher, , 1-9 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Welge, Jeffrey A; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Klein, Robert S; Celentano, David D; Sobel, Jack D; Jamieson, Denise J; King, Caroline C (2017. ) Cytokine/chemokine expression associated with Human Pegivirus (HPgV) infection in women with HIV.Journal of medical virology, , More Information

Hammerstad, Sara Salehi; Stefan, Mihaela; Blackard, Jason; Owen, Randall P; Lee, Hanna J; Concepcion, Erlinda; Yi, Zhengzi; Zhang, Weijia; Tomer, Yaron (2017. ) Hepatitis C Virus E2 Protein Induces Upregulation of IL-8 Pathways and Production of Heat Shock Proteins in Human Thyroid Cells.The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, , 102 (2 ) ,689-697 More Information

Archampong, Timothy Na; Boyce, Ceejay L; Lartey, Margaret; Sagoe, Kwamena W; Obo-Akwa, Adjoa; Kenu, Ernest; Blackard, Jason T; Kwara, Awewura (2017. ) HBV genotypes and drug resistance mutations in antiretroviral treatment-naive and treatment-experienced HBV-HIV-coinfected patients.Antiviral therapy, , 22 (1 ) ,13-20 More Information

Amponsah-Dacosta, Edina; Rakgole, J Nare; Gededzha, Maemu P; Lukhwareni, Azwidowi; Blackard, Jason T; Selabe, Selokela G; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey (2016. ) Evidence of susceptibility to lamivudine-based HAART and genetic stability of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in HIV co-infected patients: A South African longitudinal HBV whole genome study.Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases, , 43 ,232-8 More Information

Anderson, Motswedi; Gaseitsiwe, Simani; Moyo, Sikhulile; Thami, Kerapetse P; Mohammed, Terence; Setlhare, Ditiro; Sebunya, Theresa K; Powell, Eleanor A; Makhema, Joseph; Blackard, Jason T; Marlink, Richard; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary M (2016. ) Slow CD4(+) T-Cell Recovery in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis B Virus-Coinfected Patients Initiating Truvada-Based Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana.Open forum infectious diseases, , 3 (3 ) ,ofw140 More Information

Woltmann, Jon; Burke, Patrick; Brady, Rebecca; Blackard, Jason T (2016. ) Demographics of Hepatitis C in Southwest Ohio (2010 to 2015).Hepatitis monthly, , 16 (8 ) ,e37904 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Polen, Clarissa; DuBois, Juwen C; Gast, Jonathon; Radens, Caleb M; Sterling, Richard K; Sherman, Kenneth E (2016. ) Recombination among GB virus C (GBV-C) isolates in the United States.The Journal of general virology, , 97 (7 ) ,1537-44 More Information

Powell, Eleanor A; Boyce, Ceejay L; Gededzha, Maemu P; Selabe, Selokela G; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey; Blackard, Jason T (2016. ) Functional analysis of 'a' determinant mutations associated with occult HBV in HIV-positive South Africans.The Journal of general virology, , 97 (7 ) ,1615-24 More Information

Powell, Eleanor A; Razeghi, Sanam; Zucker, Stephen; Blackard, Jason T (2016. ) Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in a Previously Vaccinated Injection Drug User.Hepatitis monthly, , 16 (2 ) ,e34758 More Information

Anderson, Motswedi; Gaseitsiwe, Simani; Moyo, Sikhulile; Wessels, Matthijs J C; Mohammed, Terence; Sebunya, Theresa K; Powell, Eleanor A; Makhema, Joseph; Blackard, Jason T; Marlink, Richard; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary M (2015. ) Molecular characterisation of hepatitis B virus in HIV-1 subtype C infected patients in Botswana.BMC infectious diseases, , 15 ,335 More Information

Powell, Eleanor A; Gededzha, Maemu P; Rentz, Michael; Rakgole, Nare J; Selabe, Selokela G; Seleise, Tebogo A; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey; Blackard, Jason T (2015. ) Mutations associated with occult hepatitis B in HIV-positive South Africans.Journal of medical virology, , 87 (3 ) ,388-400 More Information

Amponsah-Dacosta, Edina; Lebelo, Ramokone L; Rakgole, J Nare; Selabe, Selokela G; Gededzha, Maemu P; Mayaphi, Simnikiwe H; Powell, Eleanor A; Blackard, Jason T; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey (2015. ) Hepatitis B virus infection in post-vaccination South Africa: occult HBV infection and circulating surface gene variants.Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, , 63 ,12-7 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Welge, Jeffrey A; King, Caroline C; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Klein, Robert S; Celentano, David D; Sobel, Jack D; Jamieson, Denise J; Gardner, Lytt (2014. ) GB Virus C (GBV-C) Infection in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Seropositive Women with or at Risk for HIV Infection.PloS one, , 9 (12 ) ,e114467 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Ma, Gang; Sengupta, Satarupa; Martin, Christina M; Powell, Eleanor A; Shata, M Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth E (2014. ) Evidence of distinct populations of hepatitis C virus in the liver and plasma of patients co-infected with HIV and HCV.Journal of medical virology, , 86 (8 ) ,1332-41 More Information

Sherman, Kenneth E; Guedj, Jeremie; Shata, Mohamed Tarek; Blackard, Jason T; Rouster, Susan D; Castro, Mario; Feinberg, Judith; Sterling, Richard K; Goodman, Zachary; Aronow, Bruce J; Perelson, Alan S (2014. ) Modulation of HCV replication after combination antiretroviral therapy in HCV/HIV co-infected patients.Science translational medicine, , 6 (246 ) ,246ra98 More Information

Kong, Ling; Welge, Jeffrey A; Powell, Eleanor A; Blackard, Jason T (2014. ) HIV infection of hepatocytes results in a modest increase in hepatitis C virus expression in vitro.PloS one, , 9 (2 ) ,e83728 More Information

N'Guessan, Kombo F; Boyce, Ceejay; Kwara, Awewura; Archampong, Timothy N A; Lartey, Margaret; Sagoe, Kwamena W; Kenu, Ernest; Obo-Akwa, Adjoa; Blackard, Jason T (2018. ) Human pegivirus (HPgV) infection in Ghanaians co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV).Virus genes, , 54 (3 ) ,361-367 More Information

Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Kasvosve, Ishmael; Anderson, Motswedi; Thami, Prisca K; Choga, Wonderful T; Needleman, Austen; Phinius, Bonolo B; Moyo, Sikhulile; Leteane, Melvin; Leidner, Jean; Blackard, Jason T; Mayondi, Gloria; Kammerer, Betsy; Musonda, Rosemary M; Essex, Max; Lockman, Shahin; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2018. ) Chronic and Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women in Botswana.Genes, , 9 (5 ) , More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Sherman, Kenneth E (2018. ) Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation-The potential role of direct-acting agents for hepatitis C virus (HCV).Reviews in medical virology, , e1984 More Information

Bari, Khurram; Luckett, Keith; Kaiser, Tiffany; Diwan, Tayyab; Cuffy, Madison; Schoech, Michael R; Safdar, Kamran; Blackard, Jason T; Apewokin, Senu; Paterno, Flavio; Sherman, Kenneth E; Zucker, Stephen D; Anwar, Nadeem; Shah, Shimul A (2018. ) Hepatitis C transmission from seropositive, nonviremic donors to non-hepatitis C liver transplant recipients.Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), , 67 (5 ) ,1673-1682 More Information

Gededzha, Maemu P; Sondlane, Tsakani H; Malinga, Lesibana A; Burnett, Rosemary J; Lebelo, Ramokone L; Blackard, Jason T; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey; Selabe, Selokela G (2018. ) Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus X gene in HIV-positive South Africans.Virus genes, , 54 (2 ) ,190-198 More Information

White, Mary T; Satterfield, Caley A; Blackard, Jason T (2018. ) Response to: Comment on: Essential competencies in global health research for medical trainees: A narrative review.Medical teacher, , 40 (3 ) ,319-320 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kong, Ling; Lombardi, Angela; Homann, Dirk; Hammerstad, Sara Salehi; Tomer, Yaron (2017. ) A preliminary analysis of hepatitis C virus in pancreatic islet cells.Virology journal, , 14 (1 ) ,237 More Information

Singh, Shivank; Blackard, Jason T (2017. ) Human pegivirus (HPgV) infection in sub-Saharan Africa-A call for a renewed research agenda.Reviews in medical virology, , 27 (6 ) , More Information

N'Guessan, Kombo F; Anderson, Motswedi; Phinius, Bonolo; Moyo, Sikhulile; Malick, Alyyah; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Choga, Wonderful T; Makhema, Joseph; Marlink, Richard; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary; Gaseitsiwe, Simani; Blackard, Jason T (2017. ) The Impact of Human Pegivirus on CD4 Cell Count in HIV-Positive Persons in Botswana.Open forum infectious diseases, , 4 (4 ) ,ofx222 More Information

Ryan, Kathleen; Anderson, Motswedi; Gyurova, Ivayla; Ambroggio, Lilliam; Moyo, Sikhulile; Sebunya, Teresa; Makhema, Joseph; Marlink, Richard; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary; Gaseitsiwe, Simani; Blackard, Jason T (2017. ) High Rates of Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in HIV-Positive Individuals Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana.Open forum infectious diseases, , 4 (4 ) ,ofx195 More Information

Choga, Wonderful T; Anderson, Motswedi; Zumbika, Edward; Moyo, Sikhulile; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Phinius, Bonolo B; Melamu, Pinkie; Kayembe, Mukendi K; Kasvosve, Ishmael; Sebunya, Theresa K; Blackard, Jason T; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary M; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2019. ) Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus in blood donors in Botswana.Virus genes, , 55 (1 ) ,33-42 More Information

Sherman, Kenneth E; Abdel-Hameed, Enass; Rouster, Susan D; Shata, Mohamed Tarek M; Blackard, Jason T; Safaie, Parham; Kroner, Barbara; Preiss, Liliana; Horn, Paul S; Kottilil, Shyam (2018. ) Improvement in Hepatic Fibrosis Biomarkers Associated with Chemokine Receptor Inactivation through Mutation or Therapeutic Blockade.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, , More Information

Anderson, Motswedi; Choga, Wonderful Tatenda; Moyo, Sikhulile; Bell, Trevor Graham; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Phinius, Bonolo Bonita; Bhebhe, Lynnette; Sebunya, Theresa Kibirige; Lockman, Shahin; Marlink, Richard; Kramvis, Anna; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary Mubanga; Blackard, Jason Tory; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2018. ) Molecular Characterization of Near Full-Length Genomes of Hepatitis B Virus Isolated from Predominantly HIV Infected Individuals in Botswana.Genes, , 9 (9 ) , More Information

Anderson, Motswedi; Choga, Wonderful T; Moyo, Sikhulile; Bell, Trevor Graham; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Phinius, Bonolo B; Bhebhe, Lynette; Sebunya, Theresa K; Makhema, Joseph; Marlink, Richard; Kramvis, Anna; Essex, Max; Musonda, Rosemary M; Blackard, Jason T; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2018. ) In Silico Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus Occult Associated Mutations in Botswana Using a Novel Algorithm.Genes, , 9 (9 ) , More Information

Sherman, Kenneth E; Rouster, Susan D; Kong, Ling X; Shata, Tarek M; Archampong, Timothy; Kwara, Awewura; Aliota, Matthew T; Blackard, Jason T (2018. ) Zika Virus Exposure in an HIV-Infected Cohort in Ghana.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), , 78 (5 ) ,e35-e38 More Information

Sherman, Kenneth E; Rouster, Susan D; Kong, Ling X; Aliota, Matthew T; Blackard, Jason T; Dean, Gary E (2019. ) Zika virus replication and cytopathic effects in liver cells.PloS one, , 14 (3 ) ,e0214016 More Information

Hammerstad, Sara Salehi; Blackard, Jason T; Lombardi, Angela; Owen, Randall P; Concepcion, Erlinda; Yi, Zhengzi; Zhang, Weijia; Tomer, Yaron (2020. ) Hepatitis C Virus Infection of Human Thyrocytes: Metabolic, Hormonal, and Immunological Implications.The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, , 105 (4 ) , More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Davies, Stella M; Laskin, Benjamin L (2020. ) BK polyomavirus diversity-Why viral variation matters.Reviews in medical virology, , e2102 More Information

Raheel, Mahad; Choga, Wonderful T; Blackard, Jason T (2020. ) The distribution of hepatitis B virus surface antigen polymorphisms at positions associated with vaccine escape.Journal of medical virology, , More Information

Phinius, Bonolo Bonita; Anderson, Motswedi; Bokete, Resego; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Choga, Wonderful Tatenda; Baruti, Kabo; Makhema, Joseph; Musonda, Rosemary; Blackard, Jason T; Essex, Max; Moyo, Sikhulile; Marlink, Richard; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2020. ) Incidence of hepatitis B virus infection among human immunodeficiency virus-infected treatment naïve adults in Botswana.Medicine, , 99 (9 ) ,e19341 More Information

Laskin, Benjamin L; Denburg, Michelle R; Furth, Susan L; Moatz, Taylor; Altrich, Michelle; Kleiboeker, Steve; Lutzko, Carolyn; Zhu, Xiang; Blackard, Jason T; Jodele, Sonata; Lane, Adam; Wallace, Gregory; Dandoy, Christopher E; Lake, Kelly; Duell, Alexandra; Litts, Bridget; Seif, Alix E; Olson, Timothy; Bunin, Nancy; Davies, Stella M (2019. ) The natural history of BK polyomavirus and the host immune response after stem cell transplantation.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, , More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kwara, Awewura; Sherman, Kenneth E (2019. ) In response to identification of a quadruple mutation that confers tenofovir resistance in chronic hepatitis B patients.Journal of hepatology, , 71 (6 ) ,1259-1260 More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Kong, Ling; Rouster, Susan D; Karns, Rebekah; Horn, Paul S; Kottilil, Shyam; Shata, M Tarek; Sherman, Kenneth E (2019. ) CCR5 receptor antagonism inhibits hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication in vitro.PloS one, , 14 (10 ) ,e0224523 More Information

Bhebhe, Lynnette; Anderson, Motswedi; Souda, Sajini; Choga, Wonderful T; Zumbika, Edward; Shaver, Zachary M; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Phinius, Bonolo B; Banda, Chabeni C; Melamu, Pinkie; Musonda, Rosemary M; Essex, Max; Blackard, Jason T; Moyo, Sikhulile; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2019. ) Molecular characterization of hepatitis C virus in liver disease patients in Botswana: a retrospective cross-sectional study.BMC infectious diseases, , 19 (1 ) ,875 More Information

Protopapas, Stella; Murrison, Liza Bronner; Wexelblatt, Scott L; Blackard, Jason T; Hall, Eric S (2019. ) Addressing the Disease Burden of Vertically Acquired Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Opioid-Exposed Infants.Open forum infectious diseases, , 6 (12 ) ,ofz448 More Information

Boyce, Ceejay L; Willis, Stephaney; Archampong, Timothy N A; Lartey, Margaret; Sagoe, Kwamena W; Obo-Akwa, Adjoa; Kenu, Ernest; Kwara, Awewura; Blackard, Jason T (2019. ) Identification of hepatitis B virus genotype A/E recombinants in Ghana.Virus genes, , 55 (5 ) ,707-712 More Information

Baxter, Cheryl; Ngcapu, Sinaye; Blackard, Jason T; Powell, Eleanor A; Penton, Patricia K; Abdool Karim, Salim S (2019. ) Frequency of Hepatitis B Virus Resistance Mutations in Women Using Tenofovir Gel as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.Viruses, , 11 (6 ) , More Information

Blackard, Jason T (2019. ) Tips for a Successful Global Health Sabbatical.Annals of global health, , 85 (1 ) , More Information

Blackard, Jason T; Brown, Jennifer L; Lyons, Michael S (2019. ) Synthetic Opioid Use and Common Injection-associated Viruses: Expanding the Translational Research Agenda.Current HIV research, , 17 (2 ) ,94-101 More Information

Baruti, Kabo; Lentz, Kayla; Anderson, Motswedi; Ajibola, Gbolahan; Phinius, Bonolo B; Choga, Wonderful T; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Powis, Kathleen M; Sebunya, Theresa; Blackard, Jason T; Lockman, Shahin; Moyo, Sikhulile; Shapiro, Roger; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2020. ) Hepatitis B virus prevalence and vaccine antibody titers in children HIV exposed but uninfected in Botswana.PloS one, , 15 (8 ) ,e0237252 More Information

Ngwaga, Tshegofatso; Kong, Ling; Lin, Derrick; Schoborg, Cassandra; Taylor, Lynn E; Mayer, Kenneth H; Klein, Robert S; Celentano, David D; Sobel, Jack D; Jamieson, Denise J; King, Caroline C; Tavis, John E; Blackard, Jason T (2020. ) Diversity of the hepatitis C virus NS5B gene during HIV co-infection.PloS one, , 15 (8 ) ,e0237162 More Information

Choga, Wonderful Tatenda; Anderson, Motswedi; Zumbika, Edward; Phinius, Bonolo B; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Bhebhe, Lynnette N; Baruti, Kabo; Kimathi, Peter Opiyo; Seatla, Kaelo K; Musonda, Rosemary M; Bell, Trevor Graham; Moyo, Sikhulile; Blackard, Jason T; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2020. ) In Silico Prediction of Human Leukocytes Antigen (HLA) Class II Binding Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Peptides in Botswana.Viruses, , 12 (7 ) , More Information

Lukhwareni, Azwidowi; Gededzha, Maemu Petronella; Amponsah-Dacosta, Edina; Blackard, Jason T; Burnett, Rosemary J; Selabe, Selokela Gloria; Kyaw, Thanda; Mphahlele, M Jeffrey (2020. ) Impact of Lamivudine-Based Antiretroviral Treatment on Hepatitis B Viremia in HIV-Coinfected South Africans.Viruses, , 12 (6 ) , More Information

Phinius, Bonolo B; Anderson, Motswedi; Bhebhe, Lynnette; Baruti, Kabo; Manowe, Godiraone; Choga, Wonderful T; Mupfumi, Lucy; Mbangiwa, Tshepiso; Mudanga, Mbatshi; Moyo, Sikhulile; Marlink, Richard; Blackard, Jason T; Gaseitsiwe, Simani (2020. ) Increased Prevalence of Liver Fibrosis and HIV Viremia among Patients with HIV, HBV, and Tuberculosis in Botswana.Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland), , 9 (11 ) , More Information

Mabunda, Nédio; Zicai, Ana Flora; Ismael, Nalia; Vubil, Adolfo; Mello, Francisco; Blackard, Jason T; Lago, Barbara; Duarte, Vanessa; Moraes, Milton; Lewis, Lia; Jani, Ilesh (2020. ) Molecular and serological characterization of occult hepatitis B among blood donors in Maputo, Mozambique.Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, , 115 ,e200006 More Information

Makatini, Z; Mda, S; Towobola, O; Mthiyane, H; Miles, P; Blackard, J T (2019. ) Characterisation of protease resistance mutations in a South African paediatric cohort with virological failure, 2011 - 2017.South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde, , 109 (7 ) ,511-515 More Information

Prabdial-Sing, N; Blackard, J T; Puren, A J; Mahomed, A; Abuelhassan, W; Mahlangu, J; Vermeulen, M; Bowyer, S M (2016. ) Naturally occurring resistance mutations within the core and NS5B regions in hepatitis C genotypes, particularly genotype 5a, in South Africa.Antiviral research, , 127 ,90-8 More Information

Odegard, Elizabeth A; Meeds, Heidi L; Kleiboeker, Steven B; Ziady, Assem; Sabulski, Anthony; Jodele, Sonata; Davies, Stella M; Laskin, Benjamin L; Blackard, Jason T (2021. ) BK Polyomavirus Genotypes in Two Patients after Hematopoietic Cell Transplant.Microbiology resource announcements, , 10 (2 ) , More Information

Kong, Ling; Karns, Rebekah; Shata, Mohamed Tarek M; Brown, Jennifer L; Lyons, Michael S; Sherman, Kenneth E; Blackard, Jason T (2021. ) The synthetic opioid fentanyl enhances viral replication in vitro.PloS one, , 16 (4 ) ,e0249581 More Information

Zimmerman, Joseph; Blackard, Jason T (2021. ) Human pegivirus type 1 infection in Asia-A review of the literature.Reviews in medical virology, , e2257 More Information

Makatini, Z N; Blackard, J T; Mda, S; Miles, P; Towobola, O (2021. ) High virological failure rates in HIV-1 perinatally infected children in South Africa: A retrospective cohort study.South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde, , 111 (3 ) ,255-259 More Information

Robb, Sheri L; Kelly, Thomas H; King, Victoria L; Blackard, Jason T; McGuire, Patricia C (2020. ) Visiting Scholars Program to enhance career development among early-career KL2 investigators in Clinical and Translational Science: Implications from a quality improvement assessment.Journal of clinical and translational science, , 5 (1 ) ,e67 More Information

Honors and Awards

2009 Forty Under 40 Award Cincinnati Business Courier

2009 Faculty Development Award University of Cincinnati

2007 American Society of Microbiology Young Investigator Award University of Cincinnati

2007 Dean's Scholar Program University of Cincinnati

2007 Graduate Teacher of the Year University of Cincinnati

2006 HIV & Liver Disease conference travel award University of Cincinnati

2013 Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning University of Cincinnati

2012 Faculty Travel Award University of Cincinnati

2013 Faculty Travel Award University of Cincinnati

2013 Education Abroad Development Grant University of Cincinnati

2012 Education Abroad Development Grant University of Cincinnati

2011 International Professorship in Africa American Society for Microbiology

2010 Faculty Development Award University of Cincinnati

2007 Mary Weston Fellowship, Visiting Professor University of KwaZulu-Natal

Keywords

HIV, hepatitis C virus, HCV, hepatitis B virus, HBV, virus diversity, co-infection, evolution

Courses Taught

-PMM-8099 IMMUNOL OF DISEASE Level:Graduate

-PMM-6000 INTRO HIV Level:Both

-PMM-6001 GHANA PUBLIC HEALTH Level:Both

-HNRS-3067 PUBLIC HLTH AFRICA Level:Undergraduate

Virology Level:Undergraduate

Honors seminar: Viral Epidemics in the 21st Century Level:Undergraduate

Honors seminar: Superbugs: a History of Smallpox, Ebola, and Poliovirus Level:Undergraduate

Honors seminar: Global Public Health: Understanding Tuberculosis, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS Level:Undergraduate

Honors seminar: Outbreak: Influenza, HIV, and SARS Level:Undergraduate

Honors seminar: Public Health and Infectious Disease Research: the South African Experience Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Academic - Office 7211 Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0595
Phone: 513-558-4389
Fax: 513-558-1744
jason.blackard@uc.edu