I explore pig responses to highly infectious diseases, applying a genomic-based approach for understanding host-pathogen interactions and the genetic variations associated with infection, vaccination, adaptive immune responses, and disease susceptibility and resistance. I develop effective countermeasures for preventing and controlling important viral diseases of pigs, such as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). I also develop immunologic tools and novel assays to evaluate pig responses to vaccination and infectious diseases.
ARS and other News Articles
May 14, 2014 - Pigs Useful in Immune and Obesity Research
USDA Blog April 10, 2012 - USDA Scientists Make Breakthrough in PRRS Research
February 29, 2012 - Pork Checkoff Investment Yields PRRS Breakthrough
October 18, 2007 News - Genetic Clue for Fighting Swine Virus
Healthy Animals - Newsletter Issue 28, January 2007
Advances in Immunology: The Best Shot at Disease Prevention
Oct. 2006 - Keeping Meat and Poultry Safe
Healthy Animals Newsletter Issue 25, April 2006
Veterinary Network Should Help Spur Vaccine Development
Healthy Animals Newsletter Issue 11, July 2002 Researchers Investigate Immunity in Pigs
June 1, 2001 Infectious Emergencies—Creating the Tools To Study Immune Response in Farm Animals
January 19, 1998 Removing the Pork Connection For a People Parasite
Feb. 1995 Animal Research and Care Go Hand in Hand
1) Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) specific videos are at these links.
2) USDA researchers are working to find vaccines to help pigs resist deadly and costly diseases.
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