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Joseph L. Melnick

Virology and Epidemiology. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 
"a founder of modern virology"
"Joseph Melnick"

Early life and education
Melnick was born on October 9, 1914, in Boston and moved with his family to New Haven, Connecticut, when he was seven years old. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in 1936 and was awarded a Ph.D. in physiological chemistry from Yale University. He became a member of the Yale faculty under John R. Paul, and was named a professor of epidemiology in 1954.[1]

Polio research
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Kurt Geunter Stern grad student 1938 Yale (Chemistry Tree)
John Rodman Paul research scientist 1954 Yale
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Qavi HB, Melnick JL, Adam E, et al. (2000) Frequency of coexistence of cytomegalovirus and Chlamydia pneumoniae in atherosclerotic plaques. Central European Journal of Public Health. 8: 71-3
Adam E, Melnick JL, DeBakey ME. (1997) Cytomegalovirus infection and atherosclerosis Central European Journal of Public Health. 5: 99-106
Nieto FJ, Sorlie P, Comstock GW, et al. (1997) Cytomegalovirus infection, lipoprotein(a), and hypercoagulability: An atherogenic link? Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 17: 1780-1785
Melnick JL, Adam E, DeBakey ME. (1996) Cytomegalovirus and atherosclerosis. Archivum Immunologiae Et Therapiae Experimentalis. 44: 297-302
Nieto FJ, Adam E, Sorlie P, et al. (1996) Cohort study of cytomegalovirus infection as a risk factor for carotid intimal-medial thickening, a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis Circulation. 94: 922-927
Melnick JL, Adam E, DeBakey ME. (1995) Cytomegalovirus and atherosclerosis. Bioessays : News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. 17: 899-903
Sorlie PD, Adam E, Melnick SL, et al. (1994) Cytomegalovirus/herpesvirus and carotid atherosclerosis: the ARIC Study. Journal of Medical Virology. 42: 33-7
Lowry RW, Adam E, Hu C, et al. (1994) What are the implications of cardiac infection with cytomegalovirus before heart transplantation? The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : the Official Publication of the International Society For Heart Transplantation. 13: 122-8
Melnick JL, Hu C, Burek J, et al. (1994) Cytomegalovirus DNA in arterial walls of patients with atherosclerosis. Journal of Medical Virology. 42: 170-4
Goldblum N, Gerichter CB, Tulchinsky TH, et al. (1994) Poliomyelitis control in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip: changing strategies with the goal of eradication in an endemic area. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 72: 783-96
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