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Douglas Antczak

Baker Institute for Animal Health
Genetics (Genomics); Reproductive Biology (Placental Development); Immunology, with special reference to the horse; Immunology, Comparative Biomedical Sciences learn more

Avery August

Microbiology and Immunology
The research in this lab is related to the following fields: Immunology; Regulation of immune mediated diseases and infection by tyrosine kinases; Molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation. learn more

Erica Behling-Kelly

Clinical Pathology
My laboratory currently focuses on determining the pathogenic potential and diagnostic utility of serum lipoproteins in domestic species. learn more

Rodrigo Bicalho

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
I am an Associate Professor of Dairy Production Medicine in the Department of Population and Diagnostic Sciences. My research interests are diverse and include areas of microbiology, molecular biology, vaccinology, infectious diseases, and immunology. learn more

Dwight Bowman

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Parasitology, most aspects. Interested in the practical application of modern methods to disease prevention, diagnosis, and unraveling the mysteries of zoology. learn more

Nicolas Buchon

Entomology
We use the genetic model Drosophila melanogaster to study host microbe interactions (immunology, microbiology), as well as intestinal physiology. We focus mainly on how gut microbes, pathogenic or indigenous, alter stem cell behavior in the gut. learn more

Joshua S. Chappie

Molecular Medicine
Our lab utilizes a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to dissect the mechanisms of complex molecular machines. learn more

Theodore Clark

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Cutaneous immunity, Infectious Diseases, Host-parasite interactions, DNA vaccines, Genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (also known as Ich), a parasitic ciliate learn more

Matthew DeLisa

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying protein machinery in the environment of a living cell. We are unique in our ability to probe and exploit the function and specificity of protein machinery by integrating protein engineering with microbial genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology. learn more

Julia Felippe

Clinical Sciences
We study a rare disease in the horse called common variable immunodeficiency. CVID is characterized by a late-onset susceptibility to bacterial infections due to the lack of B cell production in the bone marrow, and consequent inability to produce antibodies. learn more

Julia Finkelstein

Nutritional Sciences
The goal of the Finkelstein Laboratory is to elucidate the role of micronutrients in the etiology of anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, to improve the health and survival of mothers and young children. learn more

Jian Hua

Plant Biology
We are interested in how plants respond and adapt to environment at the molecular level. One approach we take is to assay natural variations in environmental responses (such as heat tolerance) and uncover the genetic basis for such variation. learn more

Georg Jander

Boyce Thompson Institute, Department of Plant Biology
The Jander lab uses genetic, genomic, biochemical and molecular approaches to study plant interactions with insect herbivores. learn more

Toshi Kawate

Molecular Medicine
Architecture and molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins that mediate extracellular signaling. Students will be doing an assortment of tasks, from making reagents to carrying out their own projects, depending on their analytical skills and class loads. learn more

Brian Lazzaro

Entomology
Our lab is interested in the evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions. Projects include determination of the genetic and environmental basis for individual variation in resistance to infection and evaluation of infectivity and virulence of insect pathogens. learn more

Cynthia Leifer

Microbiology and Immunology
The Leifer lab investigates a variety of immunological questions involving the role of innate immune receptors and cells in development of diseases such as autoimmunity. Opportunities are available for undergraduates to learn basic lab techniques, and assist members of the lab in various assays. learn more

Gregory Martin

Boyce Thompson Institute / Plant Pathology & Plant
Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and plant immunity. Evolution of pathogen virulence genes and plant disease resistance genes. Application of knowledge to plant breeding (molecular breeding and genetic engineering). learn more

Brian Rudd

Microbiology and Immunology
My lab seeks to better understand why individuals in early life are more susceptible to infection than adults and respond poorly to vaccination. While the underlying basis for this increase in susceptibility is not known, many reports have indicated that it is due to quantitative and qualitative differences in neonatal T lymphocytes. learn more

Ynte Schukken

Quality Milk Production Services
Research is related to bovine mastitis, bovine immunology, mathematical modeling, systems biology, and epidemiology. learn more

Chris Smart

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Rapid and accurate detection and identification of plant pathogens is key for successful management of plant diseases. For this reason, we are using a variety of techniques to diagnose disease on plants and to detect plant pathogens in soil, water, and air. learn more