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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

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)
Development of Improved Diagnostic and Control Strategies for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Diagnostic and Mitigation Strategies to Control Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Elucidating the Pathobiology and Transmission of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Mitigation Strategies to Control Mastitis
(In-House Appropriated)
Host-pathogen Interactions and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Antigens and Host Innate Immune Responses for Control of Johne's Disease
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies for Spirochete Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Endemic and New and Emerging Influenza A Virus Infections in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Endemic and New Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Viral Respiratory Pathogens of Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Virulence Mechanisms, Microbiome Changes and Control Strategies for Priority Bacterial Infections in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Influenza at the Human and Swine Interface
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Virus Isolates in Support of Swine Influenza A Virus Surveillance and Diagnostics
(Cooperative Agreement)
Support of Lameness in Ruminants Conference 2022
(Grant)
Characterization of the Evolution of Influenza A Viruses (IAV) in Swine and Pathotyping of IAV in the Natural Host
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Characterization of Virus Isolates from the USDA Swine Influenza A Virus Surveillance System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Continued Development of Antibodies for Bottlenose Dolphin Immune Assays
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development and Validation of TB Diagnostics for Deer and Cattle that have been Vaccinated with BCG
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Response to APHIS SARS-CoV-2 Research Priorities Phase 1 (VPR)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
SARS-CoV-2 White-tailed Deer Infection Dynamics and Antibody Persistence
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
TB Diagnostics in Vaccinated Cattle and Deer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Study of Influenza A Viruses in the Swine Host
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Study of Influenza A Viruses in the Swine Host
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA Influenza A Virus in Swine Surveillance System – Genomic Epidemiology and Evolution
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Isolation and CRISPRI-based Functional Genomics Approaches for Pathogenic Leptospira Isolated From Environmental Samples
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Survival of the Animal Pathogen Bordetella bronchiseptica in Aerosols
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Testing of Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis Diva Vaccines in Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Mucosal, Polyanhydride-based Nanoparticle Vaccine for Use Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in the Neonate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Generation of Zoonotic Influenza Resistant Recombinant Pigs via Site-Directed Technology
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Transmission Bottlenecks and Within-host Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza A Virus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Validation of a Live-Virus Vaccine Candidate for Efficient Attenuation and Better Protection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
16S Metagenomic Sequencing Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Algorithms to Identify Novel Influenza A Viruses in Genomic Surveillance Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Potential Transmissibility of Bovine and Cervid Prions with a Human Prion Protein-based Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Control of Swine Influenza Through Antigenic Characterization and Improved Vaccines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Transgenic Mouse that Expresses the Bovine Prion Polymorphism T231
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Wireless Sensors for Detecting Misfolded Prion Proteins and Rumen pH of Deer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
ELISA Development for Detection of Antibodies to S-Tag in PRRSV Swine Serum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evolution of Influenza A Virus in Swine in Brazil
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Facilitated Expert Gap Analysis and Review of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Generation of a Transposon Mutant Library of Mycoplasma Mycoides Subspecies Mycoides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host-pathogen Interactions and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of a PRNP Polymorphism on Susceptibility to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy of a Pan-genotypic Influenza A Virus Antisense Locked Nucleic Acid Oligonucleotide (LNA) as a Preventative and Therapeutic in Swine
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Analysis of Genetic Factors that Increase Foodborne Pathogen Fitness, Virulence, and Antimicrobial Resistance Transfer, to Identify Interventions against Salmonella and Campylobacter in Food Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Non-Antibiotic Strategies to Limit Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Antimicrobial Resistance Transmission in Food Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Neonatal Immunomodulation to Improve Disease Resistance in Animals
(Cooperative Agreement)
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Neonatal Immunomodulation to Improve Disease Resistance in Animals
(Cooperative Agreement)
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Neonatal Immunomodulation to Improve Disease Resistance in Animals
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Precision Bacteriophage Identification Through Machine Learning for Mitigating Persistent Colonization of Shiga Toxin
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of New Swine Reagents to Broaden Our Understanding of Immune Cell Identity and Function
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Vaccination Against Salmonella Serotype Reading With a Cross-Protective Salmonella Vaccine
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)