Topic: Infectious Disease

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Barry Beaty

A University Distinguished Professor, Beaty researches diseases spread by insects, such as malaria and dengue, West Nile and yellow fever.

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John Belisle

Belisle focuses on the physiology of bacterial pathogens that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and tularemia, and how products of these bacteria interact with the hosts.

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Richard Bowen

Dr. Bowen researches viral diseases that affect domestic and wild animals and spill over into human populations, including COVID-19.

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Brian Foy

Foy researches the interactions of vectors with their hosts and with vector pathogens to discover how to control arthropod-borne diseases such as Zika virus.

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Ed Hoover

University Distinguished Professor Dr. Ed Hoover researches prions and retroviruses and experimental vaccines for prion infections. He developed the FeLV vaccine against the retrovirus that caused leukemia in cats.

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Michael Lappin

Dr. Lappin researches prevention of upper respiratory and infectious diseases, vaccine-associated side effects and zoonoses of cats.

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Erica Suchman

Suchman’s research focuses on using active learning to augment undergraduate learning in large lecture microbiology courses. She has also studied parvo viruses that infect mosquitoes.

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