Center for Vaccines and Immunology
Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Tompkins Lab

Dawne Haas (Rowe) completed her undergraduate studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. After graduation, she remained at the university as a biological scientist in the Isern-Michael lab studying antivirals, vaccine development and the molecular evolution of flaviviruses. Spare time centered on volunteering at a local wildlife refuge center (C.R.O.W), the Florida Panther Refuge and a small animal Emergency and Referral Center.


In 2012, Dawne was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. While attending the University of Georgia, she became President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). Following graduation, Dawne practiced small animal veterinary medicine just outside of Athens, Georgia. In 2018 she joined the Tompkins lab as part of the PhD degree program in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (PhD-CBS)

Research Interests

The effects of influenza coinfection on microbiome composition and disease pathogenesis in the ferret model.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (2016), The University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology (2009), Florida Gulf Coast University

Selected Publications

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  • Nicholson CO, Costin JM, Rowe DK, Lin L, Jenwitheesuk E, Samudrala R, Isern S. , Michael SF. “Viral Entry Inhibitors Block Dengue Antibody-Dependent Enhancement In Vitro”, Antiviral Res 2011; 89: 71-74
  • Lok SM, Costin JM, Hrobowski YM, Hoffmann AR, Rowe DK, Kukkaro P, Holdaway H, Chipman P, Fontaine KA, Holbrook MR, Garry RF, Kostyuchenko V, Wimley WC, Isern S, Rossmann MG, Michael SF. “Release of dengue virus genome induced by a peptide inhibitor”, PLos One 2012; 7: e50995
  • Costin JM, Zaitseva E, Kahle KM, Nicholson CO, Rowe DK, Graham AS, Bazzone LE, Hogancamp G, Figueroa Sierra M, Fong RH, Yang ST, Lin L, Robinson JE, Doranz BJ, Chernomordik LV, Michael SF, Schieffelin JS, Isern S. “Mechanistic study of broadly neutralizing human monoclonal antibodies against dengue virus that target the fusion loop”, J Virol 2013; 87: 52-66.
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