Infectious disease - Bacteria




David R. Brown

Investigating the mechanisms by which neuroimmune signaling processes influence the interactions of microorganisms with mucosal epithelial cells located on internal body surfaces susceptible to infection.



James E. Collins

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



Gerard Cramer

My research program focuses on providing evidence based therapeutic and preventative solutions for dairy cow lameness.



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Connie Gebhart

Main focus is diagnostic bacteriology and development/evaluation of diagnostic tests. Research involves enteric diseases of animals caused by bacteria, especially Lawsonia, Brachyspira, and Campylobacter species.


Sandra Godden

Applied research in dairy population medicine. Areas of emphasis currently include calf health management, mastitis, metabolic disease and Johne's disease.

Jennifer Granick

Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) primarily reside in the bone marrow and give rise to all blood cells. HSPCs can exit the bone marrow and enter sites of inflammation. I study the role of these cells outside of the bone marrow in a model of cutaneous Staphylococcus aureus infection. The ultimate goal is to use endogenous HSPCs for improving outcome in patients with infectious disease.


Dick Isaacson

My laboratory is studying the molecular basis of pathogenesis of two pathogens: Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. A common theme in each project is the identification of unique genes required for pathogenesis, understanding the functions of those genes, and determining the mechanisms controlling their expression.



Yinduo Ji

Dr. Ji's laboratory is interested in the functional genomics and molecular pathogenesis of a serious human and animal pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, and antibacterial drug discovery. Specifically, we focus on different two-component signal transduction regulatory systems and several functional unknown essential proteins. Current efforts include determination of function of critical unknown genes and regulons for bacterial growth, multidrug resistance and pathogenesis, and identification of host cell signaling pathways associated with pathogenicity during host-pathogen interaction.

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Samuel K. Maheswaran

Comparative genomics of Pasteurella multocida and Mannheimia haemolytica



K.V. Nagaraja

Clostridial infections, Salmonella


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Julie Olson

My research area is neuroimmunology. My lab uses a mouse model to study multiple sclerosis and pain in humans. The mouse model is a virus-induced disease and we study the immune response that leads to demyelinating disease and treatments to reduce and/or prevent disease.



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.



Fernando Sampedro

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



Ulrike 'Riki' 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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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.



Pam Skinner

My research program is working to gain understanding of disease pathogenesis and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for HIV and Prion diseases.



Srinand Sreevatsan

I am interested in ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of infectious agents. My group uses a combination of epidemiological, evolutionary, and molecular tools to address - pathogen-host interactions, population genetic structure of microbes, and investigations on molecular mechanisms host adaptation, enhanced transmissibility and virulence.



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.

Andre F. Ziegler

Current focus is applied research of production poultry diseases.


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