A new research synopsis entitled “Identifying differential expression of innate immune genes to Newcastle disease by breed and subline” by Catherine Herzog has been published on CIDDTV. The synopsis covers results from a study by Penn State researchers Megan Schilling, Sahar Memari, Meredith Cavanugh, Robab Katani, Jessica Radzio-Basu, and Vivek Kapur which investigated the transcriptional responses of innate immune genes to Newcastle disease virus infection in different sublines of the Fayoumi and Leghorn chicken breeds.
A new research synopsis entitled “Transcriptomics reveals that a generalist parasitic plant maintains host specificity” by Dr. Lúa López has been published on CIDDTV. The synopsis covers results from a study of transcriptomic diversity of purple witchweed across its interactions with different hosts which was led by Dr. Lúa López,then a postdoc in Lasky Lab , now a Research Assistant Professor at Binghamton University.
A new research synopsis entitled “Variation in immune gene expression is related to Newcastle Disease Virus susceptibility in poultry” by Kelly Rios has been published on CIDDTV. It covers recent results from the inter-institutional collaboration led by Megan Schilling, a recent graduate from Dr. Vivek Kapur‘s lab, on what leads to different level of susceptibility to Newcastle disease virus in various breeds of poultry.
A new research synopsis entitled “Novel Tick-Borne Viruses Identified Using Metaviromics” by Kurt Vandegrift has been published on CIDDTV. The synopsis covers work published by CIDD’s Kurt Vandegift and his grant collaborator Dr. Amit Kapoor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on the phylogenies of newly discovered viruses of ticks, in order to understand their potential to influence global public health.
The very first CIDD faculty-student mixer took place at Professor Shea and Professor Bjornstad’ house on 26 April 2019. We were also joined by speakers from the “Construction and Maintenance of Immune Memory” workshop which was held in the same week. What a wonderful way to end the Spring semester! Special thanks to HUCK for sponsoring, Professor Shea and Professor Bjornstad for hosting, to Monica Arismendi, Kelsee and Fhallon for helping with planning and preparation, and, last but not least, to everybody for coming to the mixer. We are looking forward to many more mixers in the future!
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) Grad Student Association (CGSA) highlights research by our faculty and students by hosting a series of short research synopses on the CIDDTv website. Our current Synopsis co-ordinator, Ellen Brandell does a great job at either writing or assigning writers to specific topics. The latest feature is entitled “Mycoplasma spp gene transcription helps elucidate reptile immune responses”. If you would like your research featured on CIDDTv, send an email to Ellen.
Stay tuned for future synopses, and be sure to visit the website here for past entries.
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