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Tag: Veterinary/Clinical Research

  1. microscope work

    Opportunistic infections at the host-pathogen interface

    Opportunistic pathogens can subvert infection barriers (e.g., host immune functions and nutrient limitations) and switch from peaceful commensal to potentially lethal pathogen. The factors promoting either outcome are unknown, but must be shaped by dynamic physiological interactions between host and pathogen. This project aims to determine key factors at the host-pathogen interface that mediate the […]

  2. Aguilar lab: Proteases paper

    New paper out, produced with David Bucholz, Microbiolgy & Immunology, CVM. “Finding proteases that make cells go viral”, J Biol Chem. 2020 Aug. PAPER:

  3. Hector Aguilar-Carreno

    The main focus of our research program is to elucidate key mechanistic components in enveloped viruses and their host cells that: 1) mediate viral entry into cells, 2) elicit cell immune responses, and 3) mediate viral egress from cells. These studies are leading to the[...]
  4. Andre Dhondt

    The Dhondt lab has studied the bacterial disease mycoplasmal conjunctivitis since it emerged in birds around 1994. We currently study effects of coinfection by combining studies of Mycoplasmal gallisepticum, haemosporidian parasites and other pathogens in the same individual. Students participate in both field work (trapping,[...]