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Sally Robinson

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Contact Information:
Veterinary Sciences Building Room 239C
1971 Commonwealth Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 612-624-4926
Email: robin782@umn.edu

Educational background:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science – BVSc(Hons) from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2001
Master of Veterinary Science – MVSc from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2009

Research interests:
Infectious diseases, viral evolution, porcine host immune response to PRRSV, PRRSV neutralizing antibodies

Purifying selection in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus ORF5a protein influences variability in envelope glycoprotein 5 glycosylation. Robinson SR, Abrahante JE, Johnson CR, Murtaugh MP. Submitted to Journal of General Virology

Immune response to ORF5a protein immunization is not protective against porcine reproductive and respiratory virus infection. Robinson SR, Figuereido MC, Abrahante JE, Murtaugh MP. In preparation

Honors and Awards:
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists best molecular presentation for ‘Novel PRRSV ORF5a protein is not protective but influences GP5 glycosylation’ at the Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease meeting, Chicago IL, December 2011

Enzootic and Emerging Diseases Mentored Research Grant for ‘Characterization and functional significance of novel PRRSV protein ORF5a’ College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. Oct 2011 - Sept 2012

NIH T32 Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training Grant National Institute of Health. June 2008 – March 2012

USDA PRRS-CAP student travel award to present ‘Characterization of the novel PRRSV ORF5a protein’ at the XIIth International

Nidovirus Symposium, June 2011

Interests and Activities:
Running, watching movies, swimming in Minnesota lakes in the summer and skiing in the winter



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