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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)
Characterization of Antigens, Virulence Markers, and Host Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Johne’s Disease
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of the Pathogenesis and Antigen Expression in Spirochete Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterize the Immunopathogenesis and Develop Diagnostic and Mitigation Strategies to Control Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Disease Mechanisms and Control Strategies for Viral Respiratory Pathogens of Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Endemic and New and Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Influenza A Virus Infection in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Non-antibiotic Approaches to Control Mastitis
(In-House Appropriated)
Non-Antibiotic Strategies to Control Priority Bacterial Infections in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Pathobiology, Genetics, and Detection of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(In-House Appropriated)
Pathogenesis and Development of Improved Diagnostic and Control Strategies for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of the Evolution of Influenza A Viruses (IAV) in Swine
(Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Cytokine Assays
(Cooperative Agreement)
Investigate the Pathogenesis of Swine Coronavirus Nonstructural Proteins
(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 of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Cytokine Assays
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Identify Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis, Transmission, and Immunity of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and Other Emerging Swine Coronaviruses
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Ecology of Seneca Virus A in U.S. Swine Marketing Chain
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA Swine Influenza Virus Surveillance System: Computational Evolutionary Biology of Whole Genome Sequences - Continuation
(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)
Antiviral Potency and Functional Novelty of Porcine Interferon-Omega Subtype
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Cell Based Therapeutic Approach for Immunomodulation of Inflammatory Response for a Better Outcome in Dairy Animals with Mastitis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomic and Virulence Analysis of Streptococcus Suis Isolates
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Comparative Genomic Assessment of the Evolution and Zoonotic Potential of MRSA ST5 Strains Isolated from Humans Living in US Swine Producing Regions
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genome Wide Analysis of M. Paratuberculosis Pathogenesis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Identification of Proteins Involved in Cross Protective Immune Responses as a Mechanisms for Broadly Protective Bacterial Vaccine Development
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Role of the Viral Ovarian Domain Protease in PRRSV Pathogenesis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
United States Swine Pathogen Database
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluating the Epidemiology, Ecology, and Biology of Swine Viral Pathogens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evolution of Influenza A Virus in Swine in Brazil
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Influence of Gestational Age of Gilts at Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) Exposure on Gut-Mammary-sIgA Axis and Protective Lactogenic Immunity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigate the Pathogenesis and Biology of Emerging and Re-Emerging Swine Viral Diseases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms of Swine Influenza A Virus Evolution
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Immunity Assessed by Antibody Landscaping as Defined by Antigenic Evolution of Influenza A Viruses (IAV) in Swine
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to Swine Viruses
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Skin Test to Detect Chronic Wasting Disease Infection
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Determining if Lymphoid Depletion, in the Periphery and Tissues is Associated with BVDV Vaccination
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Analysis of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms of Salmonella and Development of Intervention Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Colonization of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Cattle and Strategies for Effective Preharvest Control
(In-House Appropriated)
Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Metagenomic Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens
(In-House Appropriated)
Effects of Commensal Bacteria on the Ecology and Development of the Chicken Intestinal Tract
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Antibiotic Resistance Gene Diversity and Mobility in Bacterial Communities From Post-weaning Swine Fed Antibiotics or Alternatives
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Diversity of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Transfer Elements Quantitative Monitoring (DARTE-QM) for Environmental Samples- CFDA#10.310
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Functional Annotation of the Porcine Genome
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Nanoparticle Microarray for High-throughput Chemical Phenotyping of Microbiomes
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Persistence of Resistance: Defining Resistance Gene and Mobile Element Sentinels to Evaluate Their Transmission in Manure-Amended Soils
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Stripping Antibiotic Resistance with STRIPS: Evaluating Prairie Buffer Strips to Mitigate Resistance Genes from Manure-Amended Fields
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Computational Analysis of Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Abundance and Co-occurance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Computational Analysis of Host, Bacteria, and Microbiome for Development of Strategies to Enhance Health and Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Immune Assay to Evaluate Cross-Protection Following Influenza Virus Vaccination
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)