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Microscopic image of outer membrane vesicle from a biosafe, surrogate used as a vaccine against glanders. Text reads: ID&I professor aims to disarm potential biological weapon. Dr. Apichai Tuanyok, ID&I faculty member, is developing a safe and effective vaccine to protect against glanders. Outer membrane vesicle from a biosafe, surrogate used as a vaccine against glanders.

ID&I professor aims to disarm potential biological weapon

Jun 21st, 2018

By Thom Sanders: In 1915, in a basement laboratory in Maryland just six miles from the White House, two German spies were manufacturing biological weapons. The spies, brothers Anton and […]

Image: Samantha Koda works in the lab. Text reads: ID&I grad student developing molecular diagnos-tics to identify tricky viruses. Samantha Koda, a PhD student in ID&I, is working to validate a qPCR test that would help researchers identify megalocytivirus infections in fish populations. Samantha Koda works in the lab.

ID&I grad student developing molecular diagnostics to identify tricky viruses

May 21st, 2018

By Thom Sanders: Sailfin mollies, orange chromide, roundtail paradisefish—these are just a few of the colorful (and colorfully named) ornamental fish varieties potentially susceptible to megalocytiviruses (MCVs), a genus of […]

ID&I Seminar Series

Apr 8th, 2018

Text reads: Dr. Cuong Nguyen offers expert insight on Sjögren’s syndrome. Rheumatology Advisor talks with Dr. Nguyen about the underlying mechanism of the auto-immune condition Sjögren’s syndrome. Image caption: Dr. Nguyen’s Lab. Image: Six members of Dr. Nguyen’s lab poses for a group photo.

Dr. Cuong Nguyen offers expert insight on Sjögren’s syndrome

Mar 29th, 2018

Rheumatology Advisor talks with Dr. Nguyen about the underlying mechanism of the auto-immune condition Sjögren’s syndrome.

Image: Marissa Valentine points at computer screen with Dr. Mary Brown. Text reads: Rare genetic mutation causes resistance to antibiotic used to treat UTIs. Dr. Mary Brown’s recent research explores a rare genetic mutation that causes resistance to the quinolone antibiotic levofloxacin in a bacterium associated with urinary tract infections

Rare genetic mutation causes resistance to antibiotic used to treat UTIs

Mar 1st, 2018

Dr. Mary Brown’s recent research explores a rare genetic mutation that causes resistance to the quinolone antibiotic levofloxacin in a bacterium associated with urinary tract infections

Text reads: ID&I well-represented at Marine Science Symposium. Faculty, staff and students presented recent research at the North Florida Marine Science Symposium, including work on stranded cetaceans, crustacean viruses, turtle gut microbiome, and bacterial vaccine delivery systems. Image: a group poses in front of the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

ID&I well-represented at Marine Science Symposium

Feb 21st, 2018

By Thom Sanders: ID&I faculty, staff, and students were out in force at this year’s North Florida Marine Science Symposium. The gathering, which brought together researchers from regional institutions at […]

Image of pipette excreting pink fluid. Text reads: Dr. Christian Jobin quoted in New York Times article; Dr. Jobin helps contextualize the impact of recent studies on the potential link between colon cancer and the toxins released by two types of gut bacteria.

Dr. Christian Jobin quoted in New York Times

Feb 2nd, 2018

Dr. Jobin is featured in a New York Times “Health” section article titled, “Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggest.” Dr. Jobin studies of bacteria in the gastrointestinal […]

Dr. Dan Brown and scientist Dina Michaels inspect a fluorescence microscope image showing dog brain cells from an animal infected with Mycoplasma canis. Text overlay reads “View from our Chair Daniel R. Brown.”

View From Our Chair: Daniel R. Brown, PhD

Jun 30th, 2017

Dr. Daniel R. Brown, Interim Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, outlines the evolution of the department and reiterates its mission.