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:

For a list of Dr. Weingartl's publications, please click here

    Pickering BS, Tyler S, Smith G, Burton L, Li M, Dallaire A, Weingartl H (2015) Identification of a novel Afipia species isolated from an Indian flying fox. PLoS One 15;10(4):e0121274. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121274.

    Leymarie O, Embury-Hyatt C, Chevalier C, Jouneau L, Moroldo M, Da Costa B, Berhane Y, Delmas B, Weingartl HM, Le Goffic R (2014) PB1-F2 Attenuates Virulence of Highly Pathogenic Avian H5N1 Influenza Virus in Chickens. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 24;9(6):e100679. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100679

    Weingartl HM, Miller M, Nfon C, Wilson WC (2014) Development of a Rift Valley fever virus viremia challenge model in sheep and goats. Vaccine. 2014 Apr 25;32(20):2337-44. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.02.066. Epub 2014 Mar 12.

    Weingartl HM, Zhang S, Marszal P, McGreevy A, Burton L, Wilson WC (2014) Rift Valley fever virus incorporates the 78kDa glycoprotein into virions matured in mosquito C6/36 cells. Plos One. 9:e87385. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087385

    Weingartl H, Nfon C, Zhang S, Marszal P, Wilson WC, Morill JC, Bettinger G, Peters CJ (2014) Efficacy of a recombinant Rift Valley fever virus MP-12 with NSm deletion as a vaccine candidate in sheep. Vaccine 32:2345-2349. Doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.12.064

    Nfon CK, Leung A, Smith G, Embury-Hyatt C, Kobinger G, Weingartl HM(2013) Immunopathogenesis of severe acute respiratory disease in Zaire ebolavirus-infected pigs. PlosOne 8: e61904. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061904

    Weingartl HM, Embury-Hyatt C, Nfon C, Leung A, Smith G, Kobinger G (2012) Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates. Sci Rep 2:811.doi:10.1038/srep00811

    Nfon CK, Marszal P, Zhang S, Weingartl HM. (2012) Innate immune response to Rift Valley fever virus in goats. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(4):e1623. Epub 2012 Apr 24

    Stachowiak B (Boczkowska), Weingartl HM. (2012) Nipah virus infects specific subsets of porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e30855. Epub 2012 Jan 27

    Kobinger GP, Leung A, Neufeld J, Richardson JS, Falzarano D, Smith G, Tierney K, Pater A, Weingartl HM (2011)Replication, pathogenicity, shedding, and transmission of Zaire ebolavirus in pigs. J Infect Dis 204: 200-208
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