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Clint Haines, MS

biosecurity CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) defense climate change and natural disaster preparedness emerging and reemerging infectious disease health policy development

Clint Haines, MS
Clint Haines, MS

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Professional Profile

Mr. Haines is an Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. His primary interests include biosecurity, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) defense, climate change and natural disaster preparedness, emerging and reemerging infectious disease, and health policy development.

Before joining the Center, Mr. Haines received an MS in microbiology and immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch. As a graduate student, his work involved studying viral infections of immune privileged tissues and vaccine development. Mr. Haines worked with SARS-CoV-2 in a biosafety level 3 laboratory and was a coauthor on a study showing that the testicles may serve as a site of replication during mild cases of COVID-19. His thesis work involved characterizing RNA-dependent RNA polymerase mutants of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus vaccine V3526 for attenuation and safety.

Mr. Haines received a BS in biology from Indiana University–Purdue University of Indianapolis and an AAS in unmanned aircraft systems technician from Cochise College, obtained while he worked as an unmanned aerial systems technician for the Indiana National Guard. Mr. Haines worked part time in a malaria research lab studying the dynamics of malaria transmission intensity and childhood iron status in Kenya as an undergraduate.


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