Dr. Sujan Shresta is an Associate Professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Dr. Shresta is an internationally recognized expert on dengue and Zika viruses. Her team developed a variety of mouse models of dengue and Zika infections that mimic epidemiological scenarios, allowing scientists to learn how these viruses spread, how the immune system reacts, and most importantly, to test vaccine and drug candidates that can treat diseases caused by these viruses. Dr. Shresta obtained her B.A. in Biological Sciences from Smith College and Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed her post-doctoral training in Virology at the University of California, Berkeley, before joining LJI in 2005.