Areas of Research

Bacteriology

Deborah Anderson: Yersinia pestis; Innate Immunity; Transmission; Biocontainment

Michael Calcutt: Mycoplasmas; Animal Pathogens; Mobile Genetic Elements; Surface Antigens; Horizontal Gene Transfer

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats; Laboratory Animal Medicine

Tamara Gull: Bacteriology; Mycoplasma; Respiratory Disease of Large Animals; Disaster Preparedness and Response

George C. StewartBacillus anthracis/Clostridium difficile Spore Maturation; Virulence Gene Regulation in Staphylococci; Spore Platforms for Vaccine Development & Bioremediation

Shuping Zhang: Bacteria; Defensins; Diagnostics; Salmonella; Surveillance

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Cell Biology
Heide Schatten: Cell & Molecular Biology; Cell Cycle; Cytoskeleton; Centrosomes; Microtubules; Microscopy; Cancer Biology; Reproductive Biology; Developmental Biology; Space Biology

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Clinical Pathology


Comparative Medicine

James M. Amos-Landgraf: Comparative Medicine; Gene Expression & Control; Molecular Genetics & Genomic Analysis; Translational Medicine

Yuksel Agca: Reproduction; Cryobiology; Comparative Medicine; Transgenic

Elizabeth C. Bryda: Embryonic stem cells; Kidney Disease; Deafness; Comparative Medicine; Rodent Genetics

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Timothy J. Evans: Endocrine Disruption; Ergot Alkaloids; Mycotoxins; Porcine Models; Reproduction; Veterinary Toxicology

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats; Laboratory Animal Medicine

Gary S. Johnson: Molecular Genetics; Whole Genome Sequencing; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Heritable Canine Diseases; Neurodevelopmental & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Kei Kuroki: Osteoarthritis; Comparative Orthopaedic; Joint Pathology

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Leslie Lyons: Feline Inherited Diseases and Traits; Feline Population Dynamics; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Whole Genome Sequencing

Hongsheng Men: Reproductive Physiology; Stem Cell Biology; Rodent Models

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Cytoskeletal Regulation
Heide Schatten: Cell & Molecular Biology; Cell Cycle; Cytoskeleton; Centrosomes; Microtubules; Microscopy; Cancer Biology; Reproductive Biology; Developmental Biology; Space Biology

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Disaster Preparation

Ram Raghavan: Disaster Preparation; Molecular Diagnostics; Parasitology; Vector-borne, Emerging & Zoonotic Diseases

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Epidemiology

Ram Raghavan: Disaster Preparation; Molecular Diagnostics; Parasitology; Vector-borne, Emerging & Zoonotic Diseases

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Gene Expression & Control

James M. Amos-Landgraf: Comparative Medicine; Gene Expression & Control; Molecular Genetics & Genomic Analysis; Translational Medicine

Elizabeth C. Bryda: Embryonic Stem Cells; Kidney Disease; Deafness; Comparative Medicine; Rodent Genetics

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Monique A. Lorson: Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Neurodegenerative Disease; Animal Models of Human Disease; Swine; Therapeutic Delivery

Bimal K. Ray: Inflammation; Arthritis; Cancer; Gene Regulation; Novel Therapeutics

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Gene Therapy

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Monir Shababi: Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV; Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA); Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress (SMARD1; Gene Therapy

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Immunology

Jeffrey J. Adamovicz: Vaccine Development; Animal Model Development; Study of Zoonotic Disease; Biocontainment Experimentation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Charles R. Brown: Innate Immunity; Lyme disease; Borrelia burgdorferi; Arthritis; Eicosanoids

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats, Laboratory Animal Medicine

Tamara Gull: Bacteriology; Mycoplasma; Respiratory Disease of Large Animals; Disaster Preparedness and Response

Solomon “Wole” Odemuyiwa: Immunomodulation by Toxins & Nutraceuticals; Mechanisms of Mediator Release from Immune Cells; Molecular Diagnostics; Molecular Epidemiology & New Virus Discovery; Viral Immune Escape Mechanisms

Jerod Skyberg: Biodefense; Immunotherapy; Innate Immunity

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Infectious Disease

Jeffrey J. Adamovicz: Vaccine Development; Animal Model Development; Study of Zoonotic Disease; Biocontainment Experimentation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Deborah Anderson: Yersinia pestis; Innate Immunity; Transmission; Biocontainment

Paul Anderson: Animal Models of Infectious Disease; Biocontainment; Aerosol Biology

Brenda T. Beerntsen: Mosquito-Parasite Interactions; Mosquito Immunity; Parasites; Malaria; Lymphatic Filariasis

Charles R. Brown: Innate Immunity; Lyme disease; Borrelia burgdorferi; Arthritis; Eicosanoids

Michael Calcutt: Mycoplasmas; Animal Pathogens; Mobile Genetic Elements; Surface Antigens; Horizontal Gene Transfer

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Genetically-engineered Mice, Genetically-engineered Rats, Laboratory Animal Medicine

Alexander W.E. Franz: Arbovirology; Genetic Manipulation of Mosquitoes; Innate Immunity

Tamara Gull: Bacteriology; Mycoplasma; Respiratory Disease of Large Animals; Disaster Preparedness and Response

Wenjun Ma: Zoonotic and emerging virus diseases; Virus-host interactions; Vaccine and antiviral development; Animal models; Influenza

Jerod Skyberg: Biodefense; Immunotherapy; Innate Immunity

George C. Stewart: Bacillus anthracis/Clostridium difficile Spore Maturation; Virulence Gene Regulation in Staphylococci; Spore Platforms for Vaccine Development & Bioremediation

Shuping Zhang: Bacteria; Defensins; Diagnostics; Salmonella; Surveillance

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Inflammatory Diseases

Charles R. Brown: Innate Immunity; Lyme disease; Borrelia burgdorferi; Arthritis; Eicosanoids

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats; Laboratory Animal Medicine

Bimal K. Ray: Inflammation; Arthritis; Cancer; Gene Regulation; Novel Therapeutics

Jerod Skyberg: Biodefense; Immunotherapy; Innate Immunity

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Microbiology

Deborah Anderson: Yersinia pestis; Innate Immunity; Transmission; Biocontainment

Brenda T. Beerntsen: Mosquito-Parasite Interactions; Mosquito Immunity; Parasites; Malaria; Lymphatic Filariasis

Michael Calcutt: Mycoplasmas; Animal Pathogens; Mobile Genetic Elements; Surface Antigens; Horizontal Gene Transfer

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats; Laboratory Animal Medicine

Tamara Gull: Bacteriology; Mycoplasma; Respiratory Disease of Large Animals; Disaster Preparedness and Response

Wenjun Ma: Zoonotic and emerging virus diseases; Virus-host interactions; Vaccine and antiviral development; Animal models; Influenza

Jerod Skyberg: Biodefense; Immunotherapy; Innate Immunity

George C. Stewart: Bacillus anthracis/Clostridium difficile Spore Maturation; Virulence Gene Regulation in Staphylococci; Spore Platforms for Vaccine Development & Bioremediation

Shuping Zhang: Bacteria; Defensins; Diagnostics; Salmonella; Surveillance

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Microscopy

Heide Schatten: Cell &Molecular Biology; Cell Cycle; Cytoskeleton; Centrosomes; Microtubules; Microscopy; Cancer Biology; Reproductive Biology; Developmental Biology; Space Biology

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Molecular Diagnostics

Jeffrey J. Adamovicz: Vaccine Development; Animal Model Development; Study of Zoonotic Disease; Biocontainment Experimentation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Elizabeth C. Bryda: Embryonic stem cells; Kidney Disease; Deafness; Comparative Medicine; Rodent Genetics

Gary S. Johnson: Molecular Genetics; Whole Genome Sequencing; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Heritable Canine Diseases; Neurodevelopmental & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Leslie Lyons: Feline Inherited Diseases and Traits; Feline Population Dynamics; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Whole Genome Sequencing

Solomon “Wole” Odemuyiwa: Immunomodulation by Toxins & Nutraceuticals; Mechanisms of Mediator Release from Immune Cells; Molecular Diagnostics; Molecular Epidemiology & New Virus Discovery; Viral Immune Escape Mechanisms

Ram Raghavan: Disaster Preparation; Molecular Diagnostics; Parasitology; Vector-borne, Emerging & Zoonotic Diseases

Shuping Zhang: Bacteria; Defensins; Diagnostics; Salmonella; Surveillance

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Molecular Genetics & Genomic Analysis

James M. Amos-Landgraf: Comparative Medicine; Gene Expression & Control; Molecular Genetics & Genomic Analysis; Translational Medicine

Elizabeth C. Bryda: Embryonic stem cells; Kidney Disease; Deafness; Comparative Medicine; Rodent Genetics

Michael Calcutt: Mycoplasmas; Animal Pathogens; Mobile Genetic Elements; Surface Antigens; Horizontal Gene Transfer

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Alexander W.E. Franz: Arbovirology; Genetic Manipulation of Mosquitoes; Innate Immunity

Gary S. Johnson: Molecular Genetics; Whole Genome Sequencing; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Heritable Canine Diseases; Neurodevelopmental & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Monique A. Lorson: Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Neurodegenerative Disease; Animal Models of Human Disease; Swine; Therapeutic Delivery

Leslie Lyons: Feline Inherited Diseases and Traits; Feline Population Dynamics; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Whole Genome Sequencing

Bimal K. Ray: Inflammation; Arthritis; Cancer; Gene Regulation; Novel Therapeutics

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Neurodegenerative Diseases

Gary S. Johnson: Molecular Genetics; Whole Genome Sequencing; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Heritable Canine Diseases; Neurodevelopmental & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Monique A. Lorson: Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Neurodegenerative Disease; Animal Models of Human Disease; Swine; Therapeutic Delivery

Leslie Lyons: Feline Inherited Diseases and Traits; Feline Population Dynamics; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Whole Genome Sequencing

Monir Shababi : Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV; Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA); Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress (SMARD1; Gene Therapy

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Parasitology

Brenda T. Beerntsen: Mosquito-Parasite Interactions; Mosquito Immunity; Parasites; Malaria; Lymphatic Filariasis

Ram Raghavan: Disaster Preparation; Molecular Diagnostics; Parasitology; Vector-borne, Emerging & Zoonotic Diseases

Roger W. (Bill) Stich: Biology of Ticks & Tick-Borne Pathogens; Immunology & Pathology of Tick-Borne Diseases; Cellular & Molecular Interface of Tick-Pathogen-Host Interactions; Immunology & Cellular Microbiology of Obligate Intracellular Bacterial & Protozoal Parasites

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Pathology

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats; Laboratory Animal Medicine

Gayle C. Johnson: Diagnostic Veterinary Pathology; Veterinary Neuropathology; Rickettsioses; Animal Models; Quantitative Pathology

Dae Young Kim: Dermatopathology; Diagnostic Pathology; Infectious Disease

Kei Kuroki: Osteoarthritis; Comparative Orthopaedic; Joint Pathology

W. Jefferson Mitchell, Jr.

Fred Williams III

Michael Zinn

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Reproductive Biology

Yuksel Agca: Reproduction; Cryobiology; Comparative Medicine; Transgenic

Timothy J. Evans: Endocrine Disruption; Ergot Alkaloids; Mycotoxins; Porcine Models; Reproduction; Veterinary Toxicology

Leslie Lyons: Feline Inherited Diseases and Traits; Feline Population Dynamics; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Whole Genome Sequencing

Hongsheng Men : Reproductive Physiology; Stem Cell Biology; Rodent Models

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Toxicology

Paul Anderson: Animal Models of Infectious Disease; Biocontainment; Aerosol Biology

Timothy J. Evans: Endocrine Disruption; Ergot Alkaloids; Mycotoxins; Porcine Models; Reproduction; Veterinary Toxicology

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Translational Medicine

James M. Amos-Landgraf: Comparative Medicine; Gene Expression & Control; Molecular Genetics & Genomic Analysis; Translational Medicine

Yuksel Agca: Reproduction; Cryobiology; Comparative Medicine; Transgenic

Elizabeth C. Bryda: Embryonic stem cells; Kidney Disease; Deafness; Comparative Medicine; Rodent Genetics

Aaron Ericsson: Gut Microbiota; Metagenomics; Next-generation Sequencing; Mucosal Homeostasis; Colorectal Cancer

Craig L. Franklin: Helicobacter; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Genetically-engineered Mice; Genetically-engineered Rats; Laboratory Animal Medicine

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Leslie Lyons: Feline Inherited Diseases and Traits; Feline Population Dynamics; Genome-wide Association Mapping; Whole Genome Sequencing

Hongsheng Men : Reproductive Physiology; Stem Cell Biology; Rodent Models

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Vector-borne, Emerging & Zoonotic Diseases

Jeffrey J. Adamovicz: Vaccine Development; Animal Model Development; Study of Zoonotic Disease; Biocontainment Experimentation; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Deborah Anderson: Yersinia pestis; Innate Immunity; Transmission; Biocontainment

Paul Anderson: Animal Models of Infectious Disease; Biocontainment; Aerosol Biology

Brenda T. Beerntsen: Mosquito-Parasite Interactions; Mosquito Immunity; Parasites; Malaria; Lymphatic Filariasis

Charles R. Brown: Innate Immunity; Lyme disease; Borrelia burgdorferi; Arthritis; Eicosanoids

Michael Calcutt: Mycoplasmas; Animal Pathogens; Mobile Genetic Elements; Surface Antigens; Horizontal Gene Transfer

Alexander W.E. Franz: Arbovirology; Genetic Manipulation of Mosquitoes; Innate Immunity

Wenjun Ma: Zoonotic and emerging virus diseases; Virus-host interactions; Vaccine and antiviral development; Animal models; Influenza

Solomon “Wole” Odemuyiwa: Immunomodulation by Toxins & Nutraceuticals; Mechanisms of Mediator Release from Immune Cells; Molecular Diagnostics; Molecular Epidemiology & New Virus Discovery; Viral Immune Escape Mechanisms

Ram Raghavan: Disaster Preparation; Molecular Diagnostics; Parasitology; Vector-borne, Emerging & Zoonotic Diseases

Jerod Skyberg: Biodefense; Immunotherapy; Innate Immunity

George C. Stewart: Bacillus anthracis/Clostridium difficile Spore Maturation; Virulence Gene Regulation in Staphylococci; Spore Platforms for Vaccine Development & Bioremediation

Roger W. (Bill) Stich: Biology of Ticks & Tick-Borne Pathogens; Immunology & Pathology of Tick-Borne Diseases; Cellular & Molecular Interface of Tick-Pathogen-Host Interactions; Immunology & Cellular Microbiology of Obligate Intracellular Bacterial & Protozoal Parasites

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Virology

Christian L. Lorson: Molecular Genetics; Gene Therapy; Drug Development; RNA Processing; Alternative Splicing; Neurodegeneration; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Animal Models of Disease

Wenjun Ma: Zoonotic and emerging virus diseases; Virus-host interactions; Vaccine and antiviral development; Animal models; Influenza

W. Jefferson Mitchell, Jr.,:

Solomon “Wole” Odemuyiwa: Immunomodulation by Toxins & Nutraceuticals; Mechanisms of Mediator Release from Immune Cells; Molecular Diagnostics; Molecular Epidemiology & New Virus Discovery; Viral Immune Escape Mechanisms

Monir Shababi : Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV; Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA); Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress (SMARD1; Gene Therapy

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Faculty Spotlight

Alexander W.E. Franz

Alexander Franz, PhD won the 2014 award for best paper in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. Sponsored by the Royal Entomological Society, the award recognizes the best paper over a two-year period. The paper, “Transgene-mediated suppression of the RNA interference pathway in Aedes aegypti interferes with gene silencing and enhances Sindbis virus and dengue virus type 2 replication”. More recently, his laboratory was the first to report the use of CRISPR/Cas9 for genome editing in the mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti (PLoS One. 2015 Mar 27;10(3):e0122353. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122353. eCollection 2015).

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