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Ongoing projects

Pig project vaccination 2

Our laboratory has received federal funding from multiple agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) and from private organizations such as Gates Foundation and American Kennel Club (Canine Health Foundation).

Specific ongoing projects include:

Research projects:

  1. Efficacy studies of a brucellosis vaccine for domestic and feral swine (PI Arenas)
  2. The use of the pregnant sheep model in vaccine safety studies against brucellosis (PI Arenas)
  3. Use of the goat model to test human Brucella vaccines in Argentina (PI Arenas)
  4. Safety and Efficacy Studies of Brucella spp. vaccine candidates in the mouse and guinea pig model (PI Arenas)
  5. Development and evaluation of a brucellosis vacine for dogs (PI Arenas)
  6. Improved Live Attenuated Brucella Vaccines to Reduce Human Disease (PI Ficht, Arenas Co-PI)
  7. Brucellosis vaccine Prize application. Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicine (PI Ficht, Arenas Co-PI)

Training – Capacity Building:

  1. From the Bench to the Shop: Creation and Implementation of a Scientific Business Development and Management Program to Transition High Consequence Livestock Disease Research and Development Technologies for Commercialization (PI Arenas). Click here to see flyer
  2. Less risk, more value: Enhancing Biosecurity Best Practices of Livestock Diseases in South Africa (EBSA)
  3. Brucellosis Strategies and Coping Methods-Uganda. Fellowship Program.

Efficacy studies of a brucellosis vaccine for domestic and feral swineEfficacy studies of a brucellosis vaccine for domestic and feral swine