Jean Kaoru Millet
  • INRA French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D in Virology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China, 2010 

Current Position

Postdoctoral associate -, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University – College of Veterinary Medicine , Ithaca, NY


  1. Hsu, H. L., Millet, J. K., Costello, D. A., Whittaker, G. R. and Daniel, S. (2016). Viral fusion efficacy of specific H3N2 influenza virus reassortant combinations at single-particle level. Sci Rep 6: 35537.
  2. Millet, J. K., Seron, K., Labitt, R. N., Danneels, A., Palmer, K. E., Whittaker, G. R., Dubuisson, J. and Belouzard, S. (2016). Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection is inhibited by griffithsin. Antiviral Res 133: 1-8.
  3. Millet, J. K. and Whittaker, G. R. (2015). Host cell proteases: Critical determinants of coronavirus tropism and pathogenesis. Virus Res 202: 120-134.
  4. Millet, J. K. and Nal, B. (2015). Investigation of the functional roles of host cell proteins involved in coronavirus infection using highly specific and scalable RNA interference (RNAi) approach. Methods Mol Biol 1282: 231-240.
  5. Millet, J. K. and Whittaker, G. R. (2014). Host cell entry of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus after two-step, furin-mediated activation of the spike protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(42): 15214-15219.
  6. Costello, D. A., Millet, J. K., Hsia, C. Y., Whittaker, G. R. and Daniel, S. (2013). Single particle assay of coronavirus membrane fusion with proteinaceous receptor-embedded supported bilayers. Biomaterials 34(32): 7895-7904.
  7. Licitra, B. N., Millet, J. K., Regan, A. D., Hamilton, B. S., Rinaldi, V. D., Duhamel, G. E. and Whittaker, G. R. (2013). Mutation in spike protein cleavage site and pathogenesis of feline coronavirus. Emerg Infect Dis 19(7): 1066-1073.
  8. Costello, D. A., Hsia, C. Y., Millet, J. K., Porri, T. and Daniel, S. (2013). Membrane fusion-competent virus-like proteoliposomes and proteinaceous supported bilayers made directly from cell plasma membranes. Langmuir 29(21): 6409–6419.
  9. Belouzard, S., Millet, J. K., Licitra, B. N. and Whittaker, G. R. (2012). Mechanisms of coronavirus cell entry mediated by the viral spike protein. Viruses 4(6): 1011-1033.
  10. Regan, A. D., Millet, J. K., Tse, L. P., Chillag, Z., Rinaldi, V. D., Licitra, B. N., Dubovi, E. J., Town, C. D. and Whittaker, G. R. (2012). Characterization of a recombinant canine coronavirus with a distinct receptor-binding (S1) domain. Virology 430(2): 90-99.
  11. Millet, J. K., Kien, F., Cheung, C. Y., Siu, Y. L., Chan, W. L., Li, H., Leung, H. L., Jaume, M., Bruzzone, R., Peiris, J. S., Altmeyer, R. M. and Nal, B. (2012). Ezrin Interacts with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Spike Protein and Negatively Modulates Host Cell Susceptibility to Infection. PLOS One.
  12. Mesel-Lemoine, M., Millet, J., Vidalain, P. O., Law, H., Vabret, A., Lorin, V., Escriou, N., Albert, M. L., Nal, B. and Tangy, F. (2012). A human coronavirus responsible for the common cold massively kills dendritic cells but not monocytes. J Virol 86(14): 7577-7587.
  13. Esnault, C., Millet, J., Schwartz, O. and Heidmann, T. (2006). Dual inhibitory effects of APOBEC family proteins on retrotransposition of mammalian endogenous retroviruses. Nucleic Acids Res 34(5): 1522-1531.
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