A Universityi Distinguished Professor, Beaty researches diseases spread by insects, such as malaria and dengue, West Nile and yellow fever.
Dr. Bowen researches viral diseases that affect domestic and wild animals and spill over into human populations, including COVID-19.
Dr. Gregg Dean, head of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, is currently investigating a possible vaccine against the COVID-19 based on the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus.
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.
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.