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Dr. Dinglasan works in the lab

“Spit here, please.”

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: Dec 17th, 2018

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

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

Published: 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

Published: 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: $3.2 Million grant funds development of new malaria vaccine. Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan, ID&I faculty member, has spent years developing a malaria transmission blocking vaccine. Image: portrait of Dr. Dinglasan.

$3.2 Million grant funds development of new malaria vaccine

Published: Apr 10th, 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

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

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

Image: Dr. Zhou uses pipette under hood. Text reads: A unique receptor’s relationship to immune system disease Dr. Liang Zhou’s research on immune responses is the focus of a recent piece in The Veterinary Page.

A unique receptor’s relationship to immune system disease

Published: Mar 2nd, 2018