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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 Virus Isolates in Support of Swine Influenza A Virus Surveillance and Diagnostics
(Cooperative Agreement)
Continued Development of Antibodies to Study the Function of the Immune System in the Bottlenose Dolphin
(Cooperative Agreement)
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)
Pen-Side Detection of Senecavirus A (SVA)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Response to APHIS SARS-CoV-2 Research Priorities Phase 1 (VPR)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Ecology of Seneca Virus A in U.S. Swine Marketing Chain
(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)
Survival of the Animal Pathogen Bordetella bronchiseptica in Aerosols
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Alternate Iron Regulatory Pathways in Mycobacterium Avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
(Reimbursable 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)
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)
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)
Investigation of a PRNP Polymorphism on Susceptibility to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
(Non-Assistance 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)
ARS Food Safety National Research Program Cooperative Research Agreement with the Food Safety Inspection Service - Knowledge Data Gap Research -FSEP
(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)
Computational Analysis of Host, Bacteria, and Microbiome for Development of Strategies to Enhance Health and Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vaccination Against Salmonella Serotype Reading With a Cross-Protective Salmonella Vaccine
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)