Food safety and security

Researchers

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Jeffrey Bender

My primary and active research areas involve diseases and injuries that occur at the human-animal interface. These often reflect new and emerging issues (i.e. C. difficile, MRSA) or evolving disciplines such as veterinary infection prevention in the clinic/hospital setting.

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James E. Collins

Anatomic pathology as it relates to infectious diseases, agriculture, public health and biomedical research

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Peter Davies

Infectious disease epidemiology in pigs including foodborne and zoonotic pathogens, and occupational health and safety

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Sagar Goyal

Dr. Goyal's research interests include diagnosis, pathogenesis and control of viral infections in livestock and poultry and the development of methods for the detection and prevention of human and animal viruses in food, water and environment.

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David Halvorson

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Will Hueston

Research to support public policy-making in the areas of animal health, food safety and public health. Using risk analysis tools to support decision-making for preparedness and response. One Health competencies and leadership.

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Dick Isaacson

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Tim Johnson

I have two primary research areas: 1) understanding the mechanisms of plasmid dissemination associated with antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens; and 2) understanding the succession of the microbial communities in the animal gastrointestinal tract related to health and development. I work primarily with multidrug resistance-encoding plasmids of E. coli and Salmonella humans and production animals. The goal of this work is to understand the spread of these plasmids within and between human and animal bacterial populations. I also work closely with the poultry industries to study the bacterial populations inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of turkeys and chickens. The goal of this work is to understand the succession of bacterial communities over time, and how the modulation of these communities can be achieved using non-antibiotic alternatives.

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Shaun Kennedy

Food systems in a global food security context including food sufficiency, food safety, food defense and food system resiliency. Current efforts include food system interdependencies with other critical infrastructures and baseline measurements of food security in developing countries.

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Jaime Modiano

Genetics/molecular biology of cancer - understanding heritable risk traits for common canine tumors Cancer immunology/immunotherapy - understanding mechanisms of immune response to cancer in lab, in clinic, back to lab. Current work specifically studying tumor immunosuppressive barrier Lymphocyte activation - intrinsic negative regulation and its role in maintaining lymphocyte quiescence Cancer pathology/diagnostic medicine - stratification of molecular tumor subtypes that are clinically relevant (prognostic and to guide therapy) Pre-clinical (lab animals and spontaneous tumors of dogs) drug development studies for cancer therapeutics (drugs and biologics). Development of FasL gene-based immunotherapy, ligand targeted toxins, antibodies, genetically modified bacterial vectors, targeted nanoparticles carrying gene therapy, small molecules Nicotine immunotoxicology - role of nicotine in lymphocyte activation and in tumor progression.

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Katey Pelican

I have been transitioning from a primary focus on reproductive physiology in wildlife to more of a focus on emerging challenges at the intersection of livestock, humans, wildlife and the environment

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Fernando Sampedro

Risk analysis of food safety and animal health issues Antibiotic resistance of foodborne pathogens

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Randall Singer

I seek to identify cost-effective and efficacious interventions for reducing foodborne pathogen contamination of meat and for minimizing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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Ulrike 'Rike' Sorge

My research uses quantitative epidemiological tools to study risk factors for disease and health on dairy cattle operations. Specific topic areas include paratuberculosis, stockmanship and organic dairy production.

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Scott Wells

Epidemiologic studies related to the prevention and control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) and to the prevention and eradication of Mycobacterium bovis (bovine tuberculosis) in cattle and other food-producing animals. 2. Use of analytic epidemiologic methods directed towards control of economically important disease conditions in livestock and poultry, including monitoring and surveillance, herd prevalence estimation and testing, risk factor modeling, risk assessment, and use of data from complex surveys.

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Andre F. Ziegler

Current focus is applied research of production poultry diseases.

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