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Hector Aguilar-Carreno, PhD , Associate Professor of Virology

Research Interest: Interactions between enveloped viruses and their host cells, with emphasis on emerging viruses


Douglas AntczakDouglas Antczak, VMD, PhD, Professor of Equine Medicine at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: Pregnancy immunology and placental development; equine genetics and genomic imprinting; equine immunology and infection


Judith A. AppletonJudith A. Appleton, PhD, Vice Provost and Alfred H. Caspary Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: Exploring parasitic diseases of animals, including the ways in which the body fights (or fails to fight) infection with the worm Trichinella spiralis; the immune response to the worm Parelaphostrongylus tenuis; and ways to turn a parasite’s own chemical signals against itself.


Avery August, PhD, Professor of Immunology and Chair

Research Interest: Immune cell activation and signaling in development, response to infection and respiratory inflammation


DDwight Bowmanwight Bowman, PhD, Professor of Parasitology

Research Interest: Soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, biosurveillance


Margaret BynoeMargaret Bynoe, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation


JJames Caseyames Casey, PhD, Associate Professor of Virology

Research Interest: Eukaryotic gene regulation, oncogenic transformation, viral replication, viral pathogenesis, toxicology


Cassidy-HanleyDonna Cassidy-Hanley, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate
Research Interest: Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish; emerging pathogens of fish


PPamela Changamela Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: Identification  of metabolites produced by the gut microbiota that regulate the host immune system and the development of chemical tools to modulate the immune response


Theodore ClarkTheodore Clark, PhD, Professor of Parasitology & Immunology

Research Interest: Vaccine Development; Mitochondrial Dynamics; Evolution of Antigen Presentation in teleost fish; Biology of the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena and Ichthyophthirius


Rodney DietertRodney Dietert, PhD, Professor of Immunotoxicology


RRodman Getchellodman Getchell, PhD, Assistant Research Professor

Research Interest: Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; Target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals


Weishan Huang, PhD, Assistant Research Professor

Research Interest: Antigen receptor, cytokine and nutrient sensing pathways in T cell homeostasis and regulation


Cynthia LeiferCynthia Leifer, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: Understanding innate immunity from the inside out: Toll-like receptors, signaling, dendritic cells, and controlling microbial infection


HHelene Marquisélène Marquis, DMV, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

Research Interest: Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases affecting mammalian and aquatic animals.


JJohn Parkerohn Parker, BVMS, PhD, Associate Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: Cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian orthoreovirus-host cell interactions. Use of reoviruses as oncotherapeutic agents. Role of virus-receptor interactions and entry on virulence of feline calicivirus


CColin Parrisholin Parrish, PhD, John M. Olin Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: Structure and function of canine parvovirus, crystallography, virus assembly, mechanism of host cell invasion


Brian RuddBrian Rudd, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: Developmental immunology; host response to infection


DDavid Russellavid Russell, PhD, William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology

Research Interest: The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria


Luis SchangLuis Schang, PhD, Professor of Virology and Director of Baker Institute

Research Interest: Chemical virology to study viral entry, gene expression, epigenetics, replication, and pathogenesis while discovering new opportunities for antiviral development


Jeongmin SongJeongmin Song, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bacteriology

Research Interest: Pathogenesis of Salmonella Typhi; The role of Typhoid toxin in the development of Typhoid fever


EElia Tait Wojnolia Tait Wojno, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: Innate immune responses at mucosal surfaces during helminth infection and allergic disease; regulation of type 2 inflammation by cytokines and prostaglandins


Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Viral Pathogenesis at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: Virus-natural host models to study herpes virus pathogenesis with an emphasis on epigenetic dysregulation mechanisms in infected cells; adult stem cell biology


BBrian VanderVenrian VanderVen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bacteriology

Research Interest: Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis


GGary Whittakerary Whittaker, PhD, Professor of Virology

Research Interest: Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and arenaviruses into host cells, viral pathogenesis, viral-bacterial co-infections


Lecturers


Dorothy Debbie, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Courses: Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; veterinary, graduate and undergraduate courses on microbiology and bacteriology


Araceli Lucio-Forster, PhD, Lecturer
Courses: Teaches Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology to 3rd and 4th year vet. students; co-instructor in Wildlife Parasitology and Parasites as Literary Protagonists


Donna Muscarella, Ph.D., Lecturer
Courses: Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; graduate and undergraduate courses on toxicology


Adjunct & Courtesy Faculty


Gary Blissard, PhD, Adjunct Professor and Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Research Interest: Biology and pathology of viral infections, particularly baculoviruses


Christian Epe, DMV, DipEVPC, Head Parasitology Research
Elanco R & D
Aarberg, Switzerland


Mary E. Martin, DVM, DACLAM, MPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chief and Veterinarian,, Veterinary and Educational Services
Center for Animal Resources & Education


Klaus Osterrieder, DVM., PhD, Adjunct Professor
Director, Institut fuer Virologie
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Research Interest: Replication and pathogenesis of animal herpesviruses


Donald W. Stremme, VMD, Aquavet® Director
Relief Veterinarian at Aquariums and Zoos


Eugene T. Won, PhD, Senior Research Associate and Joint Appt/Animal Science
Research Interest: Research and teaching focus on fish biology and sustainable aquaculture


Emeritus


Dr. Stephen Bloom, Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology and Cancer Genetics / Graduate School Professor


Dr. Paul Bowser, Emeritus Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine / Graduate School Professor


Dr. Karel (Ton) Schat, Emeritus Professor of Avian Virology and Immunology / Graduate School Professor

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