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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Joan Lunney
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Joan Lunney

Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 1040 Room 105, BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone 301.504.9368
My Publications
Joan.Lunney@ars.usda.gov 

 

Research Area


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

www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/may14/pigs0514.htm

 

USDA Blog April 10, 2012 - USDA Scientists Make Breakthrough in PRRS Research

http://blogs.usda.gov/2012/04/10/usda-scientists-make-breakthrough-in-prrs-research/

 

February 29, 2012 - Pork Checkoff Investment Yields PRRS Breakthrough

http://www.pork.org/News/1321/PorkCheckoffInvestmentYieldsPRRSBreakthrough.aspx#.U7shsPldVXE

 

October 18, 2007 News - Genetic Clue for Fighting Swine Virus

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is//pr/2007/071018.htm

 

Healthy Animals - Newsletter Issue 28, January 2007

Advances in Immunology: The Best Shot at Disease Prevention

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/ha/han28.htm

               

Oct. 2006 - Keeping Meat and Poultry Safe

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/oct06/meat1006.htm

 

Healthy Animals  Newsletter Issue 25, April 2006 

Veterinary Network Should Help Spur Vaccine Development

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/ha/han25.htm

 

Healthy Animals  Newsletter Issue 11, July 2002  Researchers Investigate Immunity in Pigs

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/ha/han11.htm

 

June 1, 2001 Infectious Emergencies—Creating the Tools To Study Immune Response in Farm Animals

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jun01/infect0601.pdf         

 

January 19, 1998 Removing the Pork Connection For a People Parasite

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is//pr/1998/980119.htm

 

Feb. 1995 Animal Research and Care Go Hand in Hand

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/feb95/care0295.htm

 

Videos


1) Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) specific videos are at these links.

   www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IAX8FSzgfT

   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usda-down-to-earth/id512975932

 

2) USDA researchers are working to find vaccines to help pigs resist deadly and costly diseases.

   www.youtube.com/watch?v=08GAWDiSh6Y

   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usda-down-to-earth/id512975932

 

 

Although I am happy to honor reprint requests, please click here for access to many of my scholarly publications.

 

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