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Joel Baines Joel Baines

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Herpes Simplex Virus, Replication, DNA packaging

Nicolas Buchon Nicolas Buchon

Entomology
We study host microbe interactions (immunology, microbiology), as well as intestinal physiology. We focus on how gut microbes (either invading pathogens or the indigenous gut microbiota) alter stem cell behavior in the gut.

Elizabeth Buckles Elizabeth Buckles

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Diseases of birds and wildlife.

Clare Casteel

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
The primary research goal of the Casteel lab is to identify the functions of microbes in plant-insect interactions and elucidate the key molecular mechanisms responsible for these relationships.

Susan Daniel Susan Daniel

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research in the Daniel group focuses on transport and dynamics at biological interfaces and solid surfaces. On the biological side, we are primarily interested in understanding the roles of membrane lipids and protein-lipid interactions on biological function.

Robert Dick Robert Dick

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Using protein biochemistry, tissue culture, electron microscopy, and structure determination, my research team studies how viruses assemble and spread between cells. By understanding the molecular and macromolecular structures of viruses, we are able to identify drug targets.

Laura Goodman Laura Goodman

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
My research is on pathogen discovery and surveillance, with focus areas on tick-borne disease and antimicrobial resistance. My laboratory is embedded in a veterinary diagnostic testing environment and develops novel methods that can be incorporated into animal health diagnostics.

Stewart Gray Stewart Gray

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research program focuses on understanding the relationships between plant viruses and their insect vectors. Specifically we work on luteoviruses and their aphid vectors. Research projects range from the mechanisms of aphid-virus interactions to epidemiology and disease management strategies.

Scott McArt Scott McArt

Entomology
Research in our lab is focused on pollinator health.

John Parker John Parker

Colin Parrish Colin Parrish

Luis M. Schang Luis M. Schang

Baker Institute/College of Veterinary Medicine
We use chemical virology to identify commonalities among unrelated viruses. Our main interest is to find what do virus have in common, as a first step toward broad spectrum antiviral or even vaccines.

Gerlinde Van de Walle Gerlinde Van de Walle

Baker Institute for Animal Health
The objective of Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle’s research is to open up new avenues towards therapeutic intervention by better understanding the pathogenesis of diseases important to veterinary and human medicine (with an emphasis on viral pathogenesis and stem cell biology).

Gary Whittaker Gary Whittaker

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Pathogenesis of influenza viruses, coronaviruses and arenaviruses. Host range and receptors, zoonotic infections, activation of membrane fusion, macrophage- and neuro-tropism, anti-viral therapeutics, diagnostic tests, virus-bacteria co-infections