areas include: diagnosis, molecular characterization, pathogenesis,
immunity and development of vaccines to enteric and respiratory viruses
of swine and cattle. Current emphasis is on the use of monoclonal
antibodies and RT-PCR assays for viral diagnosis and strain differentiation;
characterization of passive immunity and mucosal immune responses
to enteric viruses, development of recombinant DNA vaccines; and studies
of mucosal adjuvants and immunomodulators.
Major extension activities include:
the diagnosis of enteric viral infections in swine, cattle, sheep,
mink wildlife and exotic animal species using electron microscopy,
ELISA and RT-PCR. Enteric respiratory viruses being examined include
rotaviruses, coronaviruses, bredoviurses, caliciviruses and small
round structured viruses.
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