1705. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus: Underrecognized Cause of Congenital Neurologic Infection
Session: Symposium: Neonatal Infectious Disease: Chagas, Zika, and LCMV
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 9:10 AM
Room: W 2014-2016
Daniel Bonthius, MD, PhD, Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Daniel J. Bonthius, MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Iowa. He received his MD and PhD degree in Developmental Neuroscience from the University of Iowa, where his dissertation focused on the neurobiology of fetal alcohol syndrome. He was then a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he studied methods of stereological quantification of neurons and glia. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Virginia, where he studied the effects of epileptic seizures on glial cell gene expression. After completing a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, he returned to the University of Iowa for a fellowship in pediatric neurology. During his clinical fellowship in pediatric neurology, he also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Neuropathology, where he studied the anatomical distribution of plaques and tangles in Alzheimer’s Disease. He then joined the faculty at the University of Iowa, where he has risen through the academic ranks to Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology. He has a busy clinical practice, in which he cares for children with neurological disorders. He is also deeply involved in teaching and served for 11 years as Program Director of the child neurology residency program. In addition, he runs a research laboratory in Developmental Neuroscience. In particular, his research laboratory focuses on agents that disrupt brain development, including alcohol (fetal alcohol syndrome) and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (congenital LCMV infection). A leader in the field of child neurology, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Child Neurology, Associate Editor of Child Neurology Open, and Editor-in-Chief of the Child Neurology Society Newsletter.


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