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Dr. Dinglasan works in the lab

“Spit here, please.”

Feb 18th, 2019

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan explains why a new diagnostic test for malaria developed by him and his colleagues at the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute could be a game-changer.

Hand holds petri dish while a pipette is used

Helpful bacterium shown to fortify newborns’ immune system in animal model

Feb 5th, 2019

“This establishes that specific strains of a probiotic bacterium can mobilize immunity to enhance the health of newborns,” said. Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh

Dr. Dinglasan poses in lab coat

New saliva-based test detects malaria before symptoms appear

Jan 7th, 2019

An easy-to-use saliva test to screen for the parasite that causes malaria has been developed by a team of researchers led by a University of Florida scientist.

Image of a scientest speak at a conference

Fin-tastic Turnout

Dec 21st, 2018

UF Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) out in force at the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health. Ten members of the Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) […]

Dr. Roy Curtiss III holds a chicken; texture: electron microscope image of salmonella

A pioneer in veterinary medicine: Dr. Roy Curtiss

Dec 17th, 2018

Dr. Roy Curtiss has had a global impact on infectious disease research and is known as a pioneer in his field.

ID&I Seminar Series

ID&I Seminar Series

Oct 22nd, 2018

Image: Md. Shamim Ahasan discusses his research. Text reads, "Md. Shamim Ahasan discusses his research. ID&I members recognized at Phi Zeta Day. Graduate students and postdoctoral associates received awards recognizing their research.."

ID&I members recognized at Phi Zeta Day

Jul 2nd, 2018

By Thom Sanders: Every year, Phi Zeta Day serves as a celebration of the fascinating work and research conducted around the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. With posters and presentations […]

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 […]

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 […]