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ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Animal Health (NP #103)
Intervention Strategies to Control and Eradicate Foreign Animal Diseases of Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Respond, Control, and Eradicate Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV)
(In-House Appropriated)
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Predicting and Mitigating Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Outbreaks in North America
(In-House Appropriated)
Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis and Epidemiology
(In-House Appropriated)
The Agrosecurity Partnerships for Innovative Research (ASPIRE) Project for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)
(In-House Appropriated)
Viral Ecology of Henipaviruses in Endemic Settings and Intervention Strategies to Prevent their Spread to Domestic Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Agricultural Research Service - American Type Culture Collection Biological Repository Partnership
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development and U.S. Based Production of a Rugged Fully Encapsulating Suit for the ABSL-4 Ag and other BSL-4 Environments (Phase 3)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Emerging Coronaviruses Gap Analysis Workshop
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support Research Collaboration Efforts Between USDA/ARS and International Scientists Working on Priority Research Projects of Mutual Interest
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support Research Collaborations, Scientific Trainings, and Conferences for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)
(Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing Priorities for African Swine Fever Research Gaps for Outbreak Prevention and Response
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
BSL4ZNet Support and Maintenance
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Establish, Develop and Coordinate a Network of BSL-3 and BSL-4 Large Animal and Laboratory Agricultural Research Facilities
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Maximum-containment Capabilities for Animal Studies
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of Diagnostic Tools for Japanese Encephalitis Virus
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Memorandum of Understanding Between the USDA, Agricultural Research Service and the USDA, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
(Memorandum of Understanding)
African Swine Fever Collaborative Agreement
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Prediction of T-cell Epitopes for Lumpy Skin Disease Virus
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Genetic Approach to Assess the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Disease Vectors
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
A Scalable Vascularized Hydrogel System for Agricultural Vector-borne Disease Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Actions Supporting the Development of an African Swine Fever Virus Live Attenuated DIVA Vaccine
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of the Cross Protective Response Induced by ASFV Recombinant Vaccine ASFV-G-DeltaI177L
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of the Immune Response Elicited by Classical Swine Fever Virus Recombinant Vaccine Candidate FlagT4G
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of the Interaction Between Virus Proteins and Membrane Structures in Cells Infected with CSFV and ASFV
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Animal and Arthropod Studies in BSL3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall for Comparative Zoonotic Arbovirus Studies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Animal Studies in BSL-3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall for Comparative Zoonotic Arbovirus Studies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Applied Epidemiological Approaches to Evaluate the Progressive Control Pathway for Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Endemic Regions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Risk of Arthropod-Borne Disease in the Caribbean and the Americas (RACE Risk of Arthropod-borne diseases in the Caribbean)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Risk of Emergence, Transmission and Establishment of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus in the United States
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of CCHV in Ugandan Cattle Corridor and Kenyan Arid North Tick Populations
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessment of the Immune Response to Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in Small Ruminant and the Influence of Other Viral Diseases Susceptibility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Bio-hardened Environments: Integrating AI-based Biothreat Detection Networks into Situational Awareness and Rapid Response Systems
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biologically-inspired Odor Olfactory Detection Guided Machine Learning (BIODOG-ML): Odor Detection from Canines to Instrumentation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
BSL4ZNet Secretariat Support and Maintenance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
CCHFV Prevalence Outside the Ugandan Cattle Corridor
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Center for Tick Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization and Diagnostic Detection of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Strains Causing Outbreaks in North America
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Arbovirus-mosquito-vertebrate Host Interactions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Emerging Zoonotic Threats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Environmental Effects on Mosquito Saliva Composition Using Mass Spectrometry
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Risk for Emerging High-consequence Zoonoses in Liberia
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterizing the Structure-Function of Various Families of Viroporins to Support African Swine Fever Virus Vaccine Candidates
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Communications Best Practices for High-containment Laboratories
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Considering FMDV Recombination and Strain Emergence in Context of Development of Live-attenuated Vaccines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Curated African Swine Fever Genomic Database
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Defining the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Transcriptome of Cattle Health and Disease
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Delivery of FMDV Protein Antigens Using a Programmable Transdermal Microneedle System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection and Characterization of Arboviruses and Environmental Influences on Transmission at the U.S. Wildlife and Livestock Interface
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection and Characterization of Potential Emerging and Emergent Arboviruses in Mosquitoes in the Caribbean
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Detection and Characterization of Potential Emerging Arboviruses in Brazil
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Collaborative Research Partnerships with the BSL4 Zoonotic network (BSL4Znet): Responding to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Differential ELISA for ASV Vaccines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Novel Epitope-based Vaccine Candidate for FMDV
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Self-amplifying mRNA Vaccine for African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Agriculture Model Capabilities for Emerging Disease Threats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of an ASFV Nano-biosensor for Discriminating Between Infected and Vaccinated Animals
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Diagnostic Reagents and Assays for Arbovirus Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of LAMP Based Diagnostics for Emerging Disease Threats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Lateral Flow Assays for Rift Valley Fever Virus Antigen and Antibody Detection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Multiplex Species Agnostic Diagnostics
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Safe Vaccination Protocols for Pregnant Sows, Piglets and Boars Using ASFV-G-DI177L
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Swine Models for High Consequence-emerging Zoonotic Threats
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological and Epidemiological Investigations of High-consequence Zoonotic Pathogens at the Livestock, Wildlife and Human Interface
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological Investigations of Emerging High-consequence Zoonotic Viruses at High-priority Livestock, Wildlife, and Human Interfaces
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecological Surveillance of Emerging High-consequence Zoonotic Viruses using Novel Assays
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Ecology of Nipah Virus in Bangledash
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Environmental Temperature on Arbovirus Vector Competence of Various Mosquito Species
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Endemic Ecology and Molecular Epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Asia and Africa
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiological Fitness Assessment of Segmented RNA Viruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiological Modeling of Vector-borne Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Epidemiological Workforce Development in Support of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of the Modification of Virulence in Recombinant ASFV with Specific Gene Deletions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Transboundary Disease Mitigation Strategies in Kenya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exosomes as Mediators of Arbovirus Transmission by Insects
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration of Novel repRNA Vaccine Candidates for Japanese Encephalitis Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration of Novel repRNA Vaccine Candidates for Rift Valley Fever Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploration of Novel Virus-like Particle Vaccine Candidates for Japanese Encephalitis Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Surveillance in Kenyan Livestock by Sampling at Animal Concentration Points
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Genomics of African Swine Fever Virus Infections - An Effective System to Identify Pro-Tolerance and Resilience Pathways in Pigs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Identification of CD8 T-cell Specific Determinants in ASFV Georgia 2007/1 Isolate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Generation of Replication Competent Adenovirus Type 5 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine with Increased Efficacy
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host and Vector Transcriptional Responses for Transboundary Arboviral Disease of Livestock
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host Cellular Immune Responses to Arboviruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Host Proteins That Interact with ASFV Proteins Through Yeast Two Hybrid Screening
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identifying Flavivirus Determinants of Entry and Replication and Design of Potential Vaccine Candidates
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improved Vector-Borne Disease Response in South Asia
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Increasing the Efficacy of the Ad5-FMD Vaccine Using a Multi-Gene Delivery System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Insecticidal Nanoparticles
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Integrating Vesicular Stomatitis Surveillance, Phylogenetic Analysis and Remote Sensing Toward an Early Warning System for Vector-borne Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating Risk Factors of Rift Valley Fever Virus Direct Transmission in Kenya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Dynamics of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus in Endemic and Incursion Ecological Zones
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of Arboviral Infection Rates and Blood Meal Sources of Various Mosquito Species in Rift Valley Fever Endemic Areas in Kenya
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of Henipaviruses and Other Viral Spillover Events
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry as an Additional Tool for Vector-borne Disease Surveillance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mid-infrared Spectra (MIRS) Paired with Visual Spectrum Images for Deep Learning Based Classification of Surveillance Variables
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization and Epidemiological Surveillance of Arboviruses in Kenya’s Livestock
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of Arbovirus-Mosquito-Vertebrate Host Interactions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Characterization of Arboviruses in South African Livestock
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mosquito Cis-regulatory Elements Associated with Arbovirus Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mosquito Dome Particles
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mosquito Vector Predictive Modeling in a Changing Climate
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Natural History Studies of Henipaviruses and Emerging Bat Borne Viruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Partnerships for an Early-career Pipeline to Enhance the Biodefense Veterinary Workforce
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pathogenesis and Wildlife Host Range of Japanese Encephalitis Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Predicting Insect Contact and Transmission Using Historical Epidemiological Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Prediction of Viral Zoonoses and Reverse Zoonoses Using Next Generation Serodiagnostics (NGSeroDx)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Predictive Structure of African Swine Fever Viral Proteins
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Quantitative Analysis of the Fomite Transport Risk Reduction Provided by Shower Out Practices in Various Containment Settings
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Rational Development of Recombinant Vaccines for African Swine Virus and Classical Swine Fever
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
RAV3N Phase II: Network of University and Federal BSL-3/4 Large Animal and Laboratory Agricultural Research Facilities
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Simulation Modeling of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreaks in Livestock in the U.S.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Southeastern USA Arbovirus Landscape
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Southwestern USA Arbovirus Landscape
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Strategic Safety Climate Management Initiatives for National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Supporting and Enhancing the Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Grand Challenge Project
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Bat Cave: Viral Diversity and the Factors Driving Cross-species Transmission
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Insects as Animal Food
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Viral Recombination on the Epidemiology of Viruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Transmission Dynamics of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Molecular Bases in the Production of Genetic Diversity of African Swine Fever Virus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Understanding Pathogenesis and Epidemiology for Controlling Foreign Animal Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
UTMB-USDA Collaboration on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Ticks and Animals
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vector Surveillance at an Active Cache Valley Virus Focus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vesicular Stomatitis as a Model for a Predictive Disease Ecology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Xenosurveillance Using Arthropod Vectors to Characterize Vector-borne Disease Epidemiology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
General National Program (NP #990)
Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats (MZT)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats (MZT)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)