Ms. Amare oversees the implementation of EIDB objectives by managing the administrative, programmatic, financial and operational components for HJF. Ms. Amare has more than 12 years of experience managing scientific projects. Prior to joining EIDB, Ms. Amare worked with the U.S. Military HIV Research Program since 2015 as a Senior Program Manager, most recently overseeing the inception and launch of the Army’s Joint West Africa Group (JWARG), which now falls under EIDB’s mission.
Ms. Amare is overseeing all of HJF’s programmatic and operational aspects of WRAIR’s COVID-19 response efforts. She has been managing all proposals, budgets, contracts, timelines and staffing to support the development of countermeasures to COVID-19, with a particular focus on the development of a safe and effective vaccine, but inclusive of treatments and diagnostics as well.
Ms. Amare has previously worked at the Navy Medical Research Center (NMRC), where her contributions led to multiple peer reviewed manuscripts and a book chapter. Ms. Amare earned her MBA from George Washington University.
1. Barnes KG, Lachenauer AE, Nitido A, Siddiqui S, Gross R, Beitzel B, Siddle KJ, Freije CA, Dighero-Kemp B, Mehta SB, Carter A, Uwanibe J, Ajogbasile F, Olumade T, Odia I, Sandi JD, Momoh M, Metsky HC, Boehm CK, Lin AE, Kemball M, Park DJ, Branco L, Boisen M, Sullivan B, Amare MF, Tiamiyu AB, Parker ZF, Iroezindu M, Grant DS, Modjarrad K, Myhrvold C, Garry RF, Palacios G, Hensley LE, Schaffner SF, Happi CT, Colubri A, Sabeti PC. Deployable CRISPR-Cas13a diagnostic tools to detect and report Ebola and Lassa virus cases in real-time. Nat Commun. 2020 Aug 17;11(1):4131. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17994-9. PMID: 32807807 Free PMC article.
2. Dearlove B, Lewitus E, Bai H, Li Y, Reeves DB, Joyce MG, Scott PT, Amare MF, Vasan S, Michael NL, Modjarrad K, Rolland M. A SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate would likely match all currently circulating variants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Sep 22;117(38):23652-23662. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2008281117. Epub 2020 Aug 31.PMID: 32868447
3. Joyce MG, Sankhala RS, Chen WH, Choe M, Bai H, Hajduczki A, Yan L, Sterling SL, Peterson CE, Green EC, Smith C, de Val N, Amare M, Scott P, Laing ED, Broder CC, Rolland M, Michael NL, Modjarrad K. A Cryptic Site of Vulnerability on the Receptor Binding Domain of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Glycoprotein. bioRxiv. 2020 Mar 17:2020.03.15.992883. doi: 10.1101/2020.03.15.992883. Preprint.PMID: 32511298 Free PMC article.
4. Anam K, Amare MF, Zins SR, Davis TA. Infusion of Lin- bone marrow cells results in multilineage macrochimerism and skin allograft tolerance in minimally conditioned recipient mice. Transpl Immunol. 2010 Oct;24(1):69-75. doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2010.10.003. Epub 2010 Oct 13. PMID: 20950686
5. Davis TA, Amare M, Naik S, Kovalchuk AL, Tadaki D. Differential cutaneous wound healing in thermally injured MRL/MPJ mice. Wound Repair Regen. 2007 Jul-Aug;15(4):577-88. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-475X.2007.00266.x. PMID: 17650103
6. Stojadinovic A, Elster EA, Anam K, Tadaki D, Amare M, Zins S, Davis TA. Angiogenic response to extracorporeal shock wave treatment in murine skin isografts. Angiogenesis. 2008;11(4):369-80. doi: 10.1007/s10456-008-9120-6. Epub 2008 Nov 9. PMID: 18998221
7. Davis TA, Stojadinovic A, Anam K, Amare M, Naik S, Peoples GE, Tadaki D, Elster EA. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy suppresses the early proinflammatory immune response to a severe cutaneous burn injury. Int Wound J. 2009 Feb;6(1):11-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2008.00540.x. PMID: 19291111
8. Davis TA, Landauer MR, Mog SR, Barshishat-Kupper M, Zins SR, Amare MF, Day RM. Timing of captopril administration determines radiation protection or radiation sensitization in a murine model of total body irradiation. Exp Hematol. 2010 Apr;38(4):270-81. doi: 10.1016/j.exphem.2010.01.004. Epub 2010 Jan 29. PMID: 20116413 Free PMC article.
9. Zins SR, Amare MF, Tadaki DK, Elster EA, Davis TA. Angiogenesis. Comparative analysis of angiogenic gene expression in normal and impaired wound healing in diabetic mice: effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Zins SR, Amare MF, Tadaki DK, Elster EA, Davis TA. Angiogenesis. 2010 Dec;13(4):293-304. doi: 10.1007/s10456-010-9186-9. Epub 2010 Sep 17. PMID: 20848181
10. Zins SR, Amare MF, Anam K, Elster EA, Davis TA. J Inflamm (Lond). Wound trauma mediated inflammatory signaling attenuates a tissue regenerative response in MRL/MpJ mice. 2010 May 25;7:25. doi: 10.1186/1476-9255-7-25. PMID: 20500883