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Patsy Polston, PhD

Dr. Patsy Polston

Patsy Polston, PhD

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Health Behavior

Honors and Awards

Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation Fellowship

2015-2018, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and Pasteur Foundation

Representative Courses

SPHG 701: MPH Practicum Preparation

SPHG 351: Foundations of Public Health

Service Activities

Board Member (3-year term), Public Health Foundation Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health (2019-present)

Key Publications

Genome Analysis of Coxsackievirus B1 Isolates during the Consecutive Alternating Administration Course of Triple Antiviral Combination in Newborn Mice. P Grozdanov, ML Joffret, A Stoyanova, P Polston, E Achouri, I Nikolova, F Delpeyroux, A Galabov (2019). Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy.

Whole Genome Sequencing of Enteroviruses Species A to D by High-Throughput Sequencing: Application for Viral Mixtures. ML Joffret, PM Polston, R Razafindratsimandresy, M Bessaud, JM Heraud, F Delpeyroux (2018). Frontiers in Microbiology – Virology Section.

Whole Genome Sequencing of Enterovirus Species C Isolates by High-throughput Sequencing: Development of Generic Primers. M Bessaud, S Sadeuh-Mba, ML Joffret, R Razafindratsimandresy, P Polston, R Volle, M Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, B Blondel, R Njouom, F Delpeyroux (2016). Frontiers in Microbiology – Virology Section.

Field evaluation of an improved cell line for the detection of human adenoviruses in environmental samples. PM Polston, RA Rodriquez, K Seo, M Kim, G Ko, MD Sobsey (2014). Journal of Virological Methods.

An Improved Infectivity Assay Combining Cell Culture with Real-Time PCR for Rapid Quantification of Human Adenoviruses 41 and Semi-Quantification of Human Adenovirus in Sewage. RA Rodriquez, PM Polston, MJ Wu, J Wu, MD Sobsey (2013). Water Research.

Education

PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Health Behavior minor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2015

MSPH, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2011

Certificate, Global Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2010

BS, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Tuskegee University, 1997

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