Dr. Hana Weingartl
Head, Special Pathogens Unit, National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Degrees: RNDr (Charles University,Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1982), PhD (Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph)

Mailing Address: NCFAD, CFIA
1015 Arlington St., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 3M4

Tel: (204) 789-2027 Fax: (204) 789-2038
E-mail: hana.weingartl@inspection.gc.ca

Dr. Weingartl is currently accepting new students (Feb. 2015). "Thesis research topics are in the area immune evasion in Nipah virus infection. The laboratory component would involve hands on work in BSL4 if the student is interested. Security clearance will be required in order to work at NCFAD laboratories."

Research Interests:
Emerging diseases, zoonotic viruses of veterinary importance, pathogenesis, virus-host interaction, animal models

Recent Publications:

  1. Li M, Embury-Hyatt C, Weingartl HM (2010) Experimental inoculation study indicates swine as a potential host for Hendra virus. Vet. Res. (2010) Vol.41, No. 33
  2. Weingartl HM, Berhane Y, Hisanaga T, Neufeld J, Kehler H, Embury-Hyatt C, Hooper-McGreevy K, Kasloff S, Dalman B, Bystrom J, Alexandersen S, Li Y, Pasick J (2009) Genetic and pathobiologic characterization of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza viruses from naturally infected swine herd. J Virol, Dec.16 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Meisner A, Neufeld J, Weingartl H (2009) Organ- and endotheliotropism of Nipah virus infections in vivo and in vitro. Thromb Haemost 102: 1014-1023
  4. Babiuk S, Albrecht R, Berhane Y, Marszal P, Richt JA, Garcia-Sastre A, Pasick J, Weingartl H (2009) 1918 and 2009 H1N1 influenza are not pathogenic in birds. J Gen Virol, Nov. 4 [Epub ahead of print]


  5. Tamin A, Harcourt BH, Lo MK, Roth JA, Wolf MC, Lee B, Weingartl H, Audonnet JC, Bellini WJ, Rota PA (2009) Development of a neutralization assay for Nipah virus using pseudotype particles. J Virol Methods 160: 1 – 6


  6. Weingartl HM, Albrecht RA, Lager KM, Babiuk S, Marszal P, Neufeld J, Embury-Hyatt C, Lekcharoensuk P, Tumpey TM, Garcia-sastre A, Richt JA (2009) Experimental infection of pigs with the human 1918 pandemic influenza virus. J Virol 2009 83: 4287-4296


  7. Weingartl HM, Berhane Y, Czub M. (2009) Experimental Infections of Animals with Henipaviruses. Review. Vet J 181: 211-220


  8. Berhane Y, Weingartl HM, Lopez J, Neufeld J, Czub S, Embury-Hyatt C, Goolia M, Copps J, Czub M (2008) Bacterial infections in pigs experimentally infected with Nipah virus. Transbound Emerg Dis 55: 165-174


  9. Yu M, Stevens V, Berry JD, Crameri G, McEachern J, Tu C, Shi Z, Liang G, Weingartl H, Cardosa J, Eaton BT, Wang LF (2008) Determination and application of immunodominant regions of SARS coronavirus spike and nucleocapsid proteins recognized by sera from different animal species. J Immunol Methods 33: 1 -12


  10. Weingartl HM, Berhane Y, Caswell JL, Losmore S, Audonnet JC, Roth JA, Czub M (2006) Recombinant Nipah virus vaccines protect pigs against challenge. J Virol 80: 7929 - 7938


  11. Berhane Y, Berry JD, Ranadheera C, Marszal P, Nicolas B, Yuan X, Czub M, Weingartl H (2006) Prodution and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against binary ethylenimine inactivated Nipah virus. J Virol Methods 132: 59 - 68


  12. Weingartl H, Czub S, Copps J, Berhane Y, Middleton D, Marszal P, Gren J, Smith G, Ganske S, Manning L, Czub M [2005] Invasion of central nervous system in a porcine host by Nipah virus. J Virol: 7528-7534


  13. Weingartl H, Czub M, Czub S, Neufeld J, Marszal P, Gren J, Smith G, Jones S, at al. [2004] Immunization with modified vaccinia virus Ankara-based recombinant vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome is associated with enhanced hepatitis in ferrets. J Virol 78 :12672-12676


Current Graduate Students    
Alan McGreevy (M.Sc.)   alan.j.mcgreevy@gmail.com
Beata Stachowiak (PhD.)   Beata.Stachowiak@inspection.gc.ca
Former Graduate Students      
Melissa Goolia (M.Sc.)   gooliam@inspection.gc.ca  
Samantha Kasloff (M.Sc.)   samantha.kaseloff@gmail.com