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.
Anatomic pathology as it relates to infectious diseases, agriculture, public health and biomedical research
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
My research program is working to gain understanding of disease pathogenesis and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for HIV and Prion diseases.
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.