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Emerging Pathogens Institute features IDI postdoc’s Babesiosis research

UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute has written an article on the rise of babesiosis, a tick-borne disease, throughout the US. It details the work that IDI’s postdoctoral associate Dr. Jeff Gruntmeir and the Dinglasan Lab have done to track the spread of this emerging pathogen. Please click…

ID&I Faculty recognized for contributions to science

Please join Infectious Diseases and Immunology in congratulating our illustrious faculty members who were recently recognized for their many contributions to science! Dr. Roy Curtiss received the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Chicago Dr. David Pascual received the 2023 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence Dr. Liang…

Graduate student honored by national parasitology group

Jeff Gruntmeir, a graduate student in the college’s department of comparative, diagnostic and population medicine mentored by Heather Walden, Ph.D., has received the 2021 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists-Merck Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Gruntmeir’s research is focused on the mosquito-transmitted canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, as well as other…

Malaria’s Spit Solution

A new $1.29 million grant will support Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan’s work to develop a saliva-based malaria diagnostic test.