Infectious disease - Viral

Researchers

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Maxim Cheeran

Our research lab is focused on understanding the role of host responses in the pathogenesis of viral infections, with a substantial effort devoted to investigating the impact of neuroinflammation on CNS viral disease and in promoting recovery from brain damage. We use a mouse model of herpes encephalitis to study the impact of specific immune components of the virus-induced inflammation cascade on neurogenesis in the adult brain. We also investigate immune responses to viral infections in farm animals, most notably swine. Using these animal models, we study mechanisms of disease and emergence of novel viruses like swine influenza virus and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).

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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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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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Sandra Godden

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

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 David Halvorson

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Yuying Liang

My research interests are focused on the virus-host interactions in the replication and pathogenesis of two RNA viral pathogens, arenaviruses and influenza virus, with an ultimate goal of developing novel antiviral therapeutics.

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Hinh Ly

We have recently developed an infectious molecular clone for a prototypic BSL2 arenavirus (i.e., Pichinde virus - PICV) as well as a safe and convenient mini-replicon system for the human Lassa fever virus (LASV). We have also developed a safe and useful small animal model for Lassa fever by infecting guinea pigs with PICV. Using these systems, we are interested in characterizing a novel functional mechanism of the Lassa viral nucleoprotein in mediating host innate immune suppression (Qi, et al., 2010, Nature, 468: 779-783) as well as to investigate in details the processes of viral genome replication/transcription and virulence.

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Michael Murtaugh

Molecular mechanisms of infectious disease resistance in swine using relevant viral infection models.

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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.

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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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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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Randy 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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Pam Skinner

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

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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.

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Montserrat Torremorell

Understanding transmission of influenza virus and other swine viruses and designing strategies to control and eliminate influenza infections. 

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Dominic Travis

I am currently involved with ecosystem health studies, largely infectious diseases, that seek to understand the ecology of infectious diseases and the interconnectedness between animal and human hosts.

 

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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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Zheng Xing

I have been studying host responses and the underlying basic mechanism in animals and humans infected with avian influenza viruses. We are recently also exploring the emerging novel bunyaviruses that may be present in agricultural animals and pose a threat to animal and human health.

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Andre F. Ziegler

Current focus is applied research of production poultry diseases.

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