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Uncovering how parasites and hosts respond to multi-species infections and external perturbations

A new research synopsis entitled “Uncovering how parasites and hosts respond to multi-species infections and external perturbations” by Ellen Brandel has been published on CIDDTV. The synopsis covers main findings from a rabbit-helminth study by Dr. Isabella Cattadori, Dr. Matthew … Continue reading

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CIDD party, September 2019

A special thank to Dr. Elizabeth McGraw for hosting a welcome-back party with delicious homemade dishes for all CIDD members on 08 September 2019. There were activities, lawn games, and particular the use of “drink tickets” to help mixing and … Continue reading

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Identifying differential expression of innate immune genes to Newcastle disease by breed and subline

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, … Continue reading

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Transcriptomics reveals that a generalist parasitic plant maintains host specificity

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 … Continue reading

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Variation in immune gene expression is related to Newcastle Disease Virus susceptibility in poultry

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 … Continue reading

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A new standard for arthropod data collection and dissemination

A new research synopsis entitled “A new standard for arthropod data collection and dissemination” by Ellen Brandel has been published on CIDDTV. It introduces Minimum Information for Reusable Arthropod Abundance Data (MIReAD), a report standard which is proposed by Dr. … Continue reading

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Babesia infections continue to increase across Pennsylvania

A new research synopsis entitled “Babesia infections continue to increase across Pennsylvania” by Ellen Brandel has just been published on CIDDTV. It summarizes a publication by Dr. Kurt Vandegrift and his collaborators on tick-borne diseases, specifically babesiosis, in Pennsylvania from … Continue reading

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CIDD faculty-student mixer 2019

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 … Continue reading

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