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January 2017

Peter Oba, coming from the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Uganda, started to build capacities in our lab under the Borlaug Fellowship Program: "Brucellosis Strategies and Coping Methods in Uganda”. Welcome Peter to our lab!

November 2016

The review article:"Human brucellosis and adverse pregnancy outcomes" was approved for publication and its "Hot Topic" with 161 downloads in one month! Congratulations Dr. Arenas on leading this process, definitely an important contribution in this area! Click here to access this publication.

October 2016

Was a pleasure having Juana Liz Vidal, MSc student from Universidad de Antioquia, in our lab. It was a very short visit but very intense and productive. Juana got trained in cell culture and other techniques and performed in-vitro killing assays to investigate host-pathogen interaction.  This activity enhanced the research collaboration between Universidad de Antioquia and our research group. Thank you Juana for your visit and good luck with your thesis!!

September 2016

The manuscript: "Reticulo-ruminal milk accumulation (ruminal drinking) in five pre-ruminant white-tailed deer (WTD; Odocoileus virginianus) in Texas", was approved for publication. Our PhD student Shakirat Adetunji is the first author on this article! Cheers!

July 2016

Welcome to our summer internships coming from University of Georgia (Katherine Anne Franc) and University of Lincoln (Dr. Tumen Wuliji and Mikel Thompson)! They are supported by the IAAD Veterinary Student Internship Program and the Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions, respectively.  We are very glad to have you here and we will enjoy exchanging experiences with you!!


From the bench to the shop!

An exciting, interdisciplinary and unique training program entitled : "From the bench to the shop: Transitioning High Consequence Livestock Disease Research and Development Technologies for Commercialization", has been recently approved and sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate. This important educational program offers the opportunity to earn a training certificate in Scientific Business Development and Management with emphasis in transboundary animal diseases (TADs).  For more information please visit our specific website or flyer

February 2016

Great news! our Formula Animal Health research proposal: "Efficacy studies of a brucellosis vaccine for domestic and feral swine" was selected for funding. Now we can continue toward the development of a vaccine brucellosis in pigs! Thanks to our partners in Colorado State University (Dr. Bowen and team) to be part of this important proposal!

The manuscript: "The case for live attenuated vaccines against neglected zoonotic bacterial diseases". in which Dr. Angela Arenas is Co-author, has been accepted for publication in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Congratulations to Dr. Aseem Pandey for his publication.

November 2015

Dr. Isaac Mengele received his certificate of completion after a great presentation of his work! Congratulations to him! We will keep working together developing collaborative research efforts focused on the control and prevention of brucellosis and other infectious diseases.

We have officially began our project to test the safety and efficacy of a vaccine candidate in goats. Work will be conducted at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria - INTA in Argentina. Dr. Carlos Rossetti, a brucellosis expert, and his team members, will be key players in this success. We look forward for a productive and long-lasting collaboration. In the photo: Dr. Winston Morris, Bioq. Mariana Dunleavy, Lic. Flavia Hasenauer, Dr. Estefania Maurizio, Dr. Carlos Rossetti, Dr. Angela Arenas and Dr. Lucas Vagnoni

October 2015

Its our pleasure to have Dr. Isaac Mengele coming from Tanzania in our lab as part of the professional exchange training program, Borlaug Fellowship. Welcome Dr. Mengele! it will be great sharing knowledge and experiences with you!

September 2015

We just submitted a manuscript entitled: "Brucellosis seroprevalence and risk factors for abortion in dromedary camels in a pastoral area of Borana, Ethiopia" to the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - JIDC. Great inter-institutional effort with our partners in Ethiopia to get this done!

Our student worker, Lance Wheeler has officially started Vet school, congratulations to him and we wish him the very best!

August 2015

On August 2015  the Canine Health Foundation awarded us the grant: "Development of a brucellosis vaccine for dogs" an important project that will help us to step forward in the development of this vaccine and contribute to companion animal health, part of our mission!

April 2015

This year our PI received the "Outstanding Young Faculty Award" in recognition of her outstanding record of extramural funding and high-impact research publications. Congratulations to her and all the team! Click here to see picture