Lawrence A. Hunt, Ph.D.

Lawrence A. Hunt, Ph.D.



Dr. Hunt is no longer involved in laboratory research, and shifted from full-time to Phased-Retirement (part-time) in July 2013.   His current activity is virology teaching to medical and dental students.   His former research focused on the biosynthesis, structure and immunological properties of membranes glycoproteins from a number of different human and animal viruses in the retro-, toga-, rhabdo- and herpes-virus families.   He also collaborated with Dr. David Justus in the department in studies of the effects of dextran sulfate and bacterial products on interferon-induced expression of class II HLA/MHC genes.

 Dr. Hunt is course director and major lecturer for Dental Microbiology and Immunology (BMSC 806) presented in the late spring and early summer to sophomore dental students, and presents the human virology lectures in Medical Microbiology and Immunology(MBIO 850) in the fall and spring semesters.


Hunt, L. A. and K. P. Bhatnagar. Human rabies and silver-haired bats in the United States. Bat Research News 38:85-89, 1997. (Update) 42:8-9, 2001

Marshall, G. S., M. Li,+ G. G. Stout, M. V. Louthan, A.-M. Duliège, R. L. Burke and L. A. Hunt. Antibodies to the major linear neutralizing domains of cytomegalovirus (CMV) glycoprotein B among natural seropositives and CMV subunit vaccine recipients. Viral Immunology 13:329-341, 2000.

Srisatjaluk, R., G. J. Kotwal, L. A. Hunt and D.E. Justus. Modulation of gamma interferon-induced major histocompatibility complex class II gene expression by Porphyromonas gingivalis membrane vesicles. Infection and Immunity 70:1185-1192, 2002.

Hunt, L. A. Cytomegalovirus and varicella-zoster virus vaccines. In, Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (2nd Edition; R. A. Meyers, ed.) Wiley-VCH Publishers, New York, Volume 3, pp. 153-185, 2004.

Zhang, S., M.-R. Abrahams, L. A. Hunt, J. Suttles, W. Marshall, D. K. Lahiri, and G. J. Kotwal. The vaccinia virus N1L protein influences cytokine secretion in vitro after infection. Annuals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1056:69-86, 2005.