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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…

ID&I Researchers Publish Investigation of COVID-19 Susceptibility and Protection

A new study has been published detailing how genetic ancestral origins may play a part in susceptibility to, and protection from, COVID-19. ID&I PhD candidate Yiran Shen, the first author of the study, and Dr. Cuong Nguyen, ID&I Associate Professor, collaborated with both local and national scientists to achieve…

Dr. Tuanyok on Animal Airwaves 8/19/22

ID&I’s Dr. Tuanyok will be speaking on the radio show Animal Airwaves this Friday, August 19th, 2022 at 1pm. You can tune in on WUFT, 89.1 or online at https://www.wuft.org/listen-online/ He will be giving a talk entitled “Melioidosis in Companion Animals”. Melioidosis is a…

ID&I Faculty Promotions

Please help us congratulate two of our faculty members on their promotions! Our department could not function without our wonderful faculty and staff, and we are grateful for them. Congratulations Dr. Subramaniam and Dr. Tuanyok! Dr. Kuttichantran Subramaniam, our newest Research Associate Professor, specializes in discovery, characterization and…

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…