UGA Infectious Diseases Department

UGA Infectious Diseases Department The Department of Infectious Diseases envisions its mission to be that of a regional and national leader in infectious diseases education and research.

Thank you Dr. Adam Birkenheuer from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Hospital for the story of your ...
02/12/2020

Thank you Dr. Adam Birkenheuer from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Hospital for the story of your journey learning about Babesia gibsoni in American Pit Bull Terriers and your vaccine work with Cytauxzoon felis.

Join us Monday for a seminar in Coverdell S175.
02/06/2020

Join us Monday for a seminar in Coverdell S175.

Thank you Dr. William Nauseef from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine for the in-depth talk on the fate o...
02/03/2020

Thank you Dr. William Nauseef from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine for the in-depth talk on the fate of human neutrophils phagocytosing Staphylococcus aureus.

Congratulations to Dr. Rohani! ๐ŸŽ‰
02/03/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Rohani! ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations to Pej Rohani, one of two faculty members from the University of Georgia named Regentsโ€™ Professors! https://t.uga.edu/5z0

Join us Monday for a seminar in Coverdell S175.
01/31/2020

Join us Monday for a seminar in Coverdell S175.

CVM has a newly renovated student lobby and classroom.
01/31/2020

CVM has a newly renovated student lobby and classroom.

Have you stopped in to see us recently? You might not recognize the place! We have recently completed updates to one of our lecture halls and our student lobby. Come visit us and get excited for whatโ€™s in store.

Thank you Dr. Liwang Cui from the University of South Florida for your talk on the epidemiology and drug resistance mech...
01/31/2020

Thank you Dr. Liwang Cui from the University of South Florida for your talk on the epidemiology and drug resistance mechanisms of malaria parasites in the Mekong River region.

Thanks Stevie Stigler and Liz Cheely from the UGA Health Center Counseling and Psychiatric Services for talking to us ab...
01/31/2020

Thanks Stevie Stigler and Liz Cheely from the UGA Health Center Counseling and Psychiatric Services for talking to us about managing stress and anxiety.

The Department of Infectious Diseases hopes everyone had a happy and safe holiday break.
01/27/2020

The Department of Infectious Diseases hopes everyone had a happy and safe holiday break.

Congratulations to Blanka Tesla from Dr. Brindley's and Dr. Murdock's labs for passing her doctoral defense! ๐ŸŽ‰
12/18/2019

Congratulations to Blanka Tesla from Dr. Brindley's and Dr. Murdock's labs for passing her doctoral defense! ๐ŸŽ‰

UGA Grad Studies
12/17/2019

UGA Grad Studies

Congrats to UGAโ€™s class of 2019! So proud of the newest group of graduate alumni! #onceadawg #alwaysadawg #UGAGrad #UGA19

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. James Wasmuth from the University of Calgary, Department of Ecosystem and Public H...
11/20/2019

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. James Wasmuth from the University of Calgary, Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, for his talk on how transposons could be a contributing factor to the transition from free living to parasitism in worms.

Join us for a department seminar."Understanding the effects of environmental variation on vector-virus interactions and ...
11/13/2019

Join us for a department seminar.
"Understanding the effects of environmental variation on vector-virus interactions and transmission in the Zika virus system"

Amazing talk by seminar speaker Dr. Amy Wesolowski of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Epidemiology Depar...
11/12/2019

Amazing talk by seminar speaker Dr. Amy Wesolowski of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Epidemiology Department on how data from mobile phone operators, travel surveys, and malaria genotyping can be used to map human mobility patterns and their impact on disease transmission.

Great talk by department retreat guest speaker Dr. Bruce Levin from Emory University.  Amazing insights ranging from a h...
11/12/2019

Great talk by department retreat guest speaker Dr. Bruce Levin from Emory University. Amazing insights ranging from a history of phage therapy to the virtues of mathematical modelling for studies of the population biology of bacteria and their viruses.

Congratulations to our graduate student winners from the 16th Annual Department Retreat & Research Day!๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ†Left to right: ...
11/12/2019

Congratulations to our graduate student winners from the 16th Annual Department Retreat & Research Day!๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ†
Left to right: Krishna Latha, Kate Sabey, Marissa Acciani, Nichole Orr-Burks, Alex Purcell
Additional winner not pictured: Emma Troth

Congratulations to Aaron Gingerich from Dr. Rada's lab on passing his doctoral defense!!!๐ŸŽ‰
11/12/2019

Congratulations to Aaron Gingerich from Dr. Rada's lab on passing his doctoral defense!!!๐ŸŽ‰

Great job to our 18 poster competition participants at the department retreat!
11/08/2019

Great job to our 18 poster competition participants at the department retreat!

Thank you to Dr. Joshua Chandler from Emory University School of Medicine Emory Department of Pediatrics for his talk on...
11/07/2019

Thank you to Dr. Joshua Chandler from Emory University School of Medicine Emory Department of Pediatrics for his talk on how the protein myeloperoxidase could be a key component in the progression of early cystic fibrosis lung disease. We look forward to seeing what therapies might come from his research.

Ready for the Exploring Graduate Education at #UGA fair. UGA Grad Studies Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) at UGA
11/06/2019

Ready for the Exploring Graduate Education at #UGA fair. UGA Grad Studies Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) at UGA

Wrapping up graduate student presentations.Top left to bottom right: Kate Sabey, Ahmed Hikal, Kyle Todd, Harrison Berger...
11/05/2019

Wrapping up graduate student presentations.
Top left to bottom right: Kate Sabey, Ahmed Hikal, Kyle Todd, Harrison Bergeron

Another great round of graduate student presentations!Top left to bottom right: Beau Reneer, Ashley Beavis, Nichole Orr-...
10/25/2019

Another great round of graduate student presentations!
Top left to bottom right: Beau Reneer, Ashley Beavis, Nichole Orr-Burks, Kara Wyatt

Lunch time with @barberitosdowntown
10/25/2019

Lunch time with @barberitosdowntown

Great morning presentations from our graduate studentsTop left to bottom right: Alexandria Purcell, J.B. Collins, Casey ...
10/25/2019

Great morning presentations from our graduate students
Top left to bottom right: Alexandria Purcell, J.B. Collins, Casey Russell, Natalie Wilson, Pablo Jimenez.

Dr. Frederick Quinn, #UGA Athletic Association Professor of Infectious Diseases & Department Head: "I couldn't have aske...
10/25/2019

Dr. Frederick Quinn, #UGA Athletic Association Professor of Infectious Diseases & Department Head: "I couldn't have asked for a better group. I look forward to the coming year."

But first coffee...and breakfast from Chick-fil-A Barnett Shoals
10/25/2019

But first coffee...and breakfast from Chick-fil-A Barnett Shoals

The 16th Annual Department Retreat & Research day is here!State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA
10/25/2019

The 16th Annual Department Retreat & Research day is here!
State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA

Join us for a Department of Infectious Diseases seminar."Role of the DUOX1/LPO antimicrobial system against Influenza vi...
10/24/2019

Join us for a Department of Infectious Diseases seminar.
"Role of the DUOX1/LPO antimicrobial system against Influenza virus and ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฆ"

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Mostafa Zamanian from University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Depar...
10/24/2019

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Mostafa Zamanian from University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiological Sciences. Great talk on how targeting the sensory systems and secretory biology of filarial nematodes can be used to discover new anthelmintics and to improve our knowledge of nematode biology.

"Pejman Rohani, #UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Odum School of Ecology and the University of Georgia College ...
10/24/2019

"Pejman Rohani, #UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Odum School of Ecology and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, mentors students and conducts research that explores how infectious diseases spread and evolve. "
-UGA Today, Focus on the Faculty
https://news.uga.edu/focus-faculty-pejman-rohani/

Dr. Pejman Rohani was featured in UGA's Focus on Faculty! Check it out here: t.uga.edu/5kP

Congratulations to Ashley Beavis Trusso, Rodrigo Abreu, and Cristina HD on their success at the annual Steeve Giguere Sc...
10/22/2019

Congratulations to Ashley Beavis Trusso, Rodrigo Abreu, and Cristina HD on their success at the annual Steeve Giguere Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium! ๐ŸŽ‰

Yesterday was our Steeve Giguรจre Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium and our students did great! This symposium provides an opportunity for research trainees at all levels to present their work to faculty and students at the CVM. We enjoyed hearing about what you've been working on and congratulations to all of our award winners!

10/21/2019
Thank you our seminar speaker, #UGA Associate Professor Franklin West. His lab works on developing treatments for ischem...
10/21/2019

Thank you our seminar speaker, #UGA Associate Professor Franklin West. His lab works on developing treatments for ischemic stroke using neural stem cells and exosomes in a pig stroke model.

"NIH awards up to $130M to develop universal flu vaccine"-UGA Today featuring Dr. Ted Ross
10/10/2019

"NIH awards up to $130M to develop universal flu vaccine"
-UGA Today featuring Dr. Ted Ross

The flu kills more people than car accidents. With a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award of up to $130M, UGA researchers commit to developing a universal flu vaccine. https://t.uga.edu/5iC

UGA Research University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Thank you to our seminar speaker #UGA Assistant Professor Brent Credille. Great talk on the change in prevalence of anti...
10/08/2019

Thank you to our seminar speaker #UGA Assistant Professor Brent Credille. Great talk on the change in prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Mannheimia haemolytica in beef cattle while in stocker facilities.
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

"Infectious disease specialist Ralph Tripp is developing a vaccine to fight one of the world's most common childhood ill...
09/26/2019

"Infectious disease specialist Ralph Tripp is developing a vaccine to fight one of the world's most common childhood illnesses."
Read more about #UGA Professor Dr. Tripp's work in the University of Georgia Magazine's Fall 2019 issue, pg 22-25.
https://issuu.com/ugamagazine/docs/gm_fall19_working

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Edward Nardell Professor from Harvard Medical School, for talking to us about deve...
09/17/2019

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Edward Nardell Professor from Harvard Medical School, for talking to us about developing a natural transmission model in guinea pigs. This type of model ultimately will generate a more effective treatment of tuberculosis infection. Your commentary on reducing airborne transmission through environmental factors also was very insightful.

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Gene Olinger, Principal Science Advisor at MRIGlobal and Adjunct Associate Profess...
09/10/2019

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Gene Olinger, Principal Science Advisor at MRIGlobal and Adjunct Associate Professor of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for his talk on developing a passive immunity therapy for the Ebola virus disease.

Infectious Diseases graduate students spotted at the UGA vs Murray State inter-departmental tailgate. #GoDawgsUGA Bioche...
09/10/2019

Infectious Diseases graduate students spotted at the UGA vs Murray State inter-departmental tailgate. #GoDawgs
UGA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology UGA COP Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Microbiology Graduate Student Association UGA Genetics Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) at UGA

Infectious Diseases faculty and graduate students meet new Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) at UGA students.
09/05/2019

Infectious Diseases faculty and graduate students meet new Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) at UGA students.

Thank you to Dr. Daniel Hoft from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine for talking about his lab's work on the ...
08/29/2019

Thank you to Dr. Daniel Hoft from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine for talking about his lab's work on the immune response to an oral Bacillus Calmetteโ€“Guรฉrin vaccine in combating tuberculosis.

Congratulations to Xueting Qiu on successfully passing her defense!!!๐ŸŽ‰
08/28/2019

Congratulations to Xueting Qiu on successfully passing her defense!!!๐ŸŽ‰

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Pablo Murcia, from University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine for coming...
08/23/2019

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Pablo Murcia, from University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine for coming to talk to us about interspecies transmission of influenza between wild birds and horses.

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08/16/2019

๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ! ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ฉ๐—  ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ.

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The Department of Infectious Diseases is home to over 30 faculty involved in the central missions of the University of Georgia: research, teaching, and service. Our extramurally supported research efforts encompass all aspects of infectious diseases with strengths in immunology, vaccinology, drug discovery, and investigation of host pathogen interactions. Faculty in infectious diseases have numerous collaborations with other departments at UGA, and are affiliated with several prominent research centers and institutes on campus. In addition, several of our faculty also fulfill service missions in veterinary diagnostic labs at the Athens and Tifton campuses, providing expertise in infectious disease diagnosis.

With a focus on cutting edge techniques and both basic and translation science, we provide a superb training environment for postdoctoral fellows. Our teaching mission is fulfilled through instruction in undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary professional courses. Our graduate program has grown to over 45 doctoral students, working with state-of-the-art instruments and advanced facilities such as the Animal Health Research Center, one of the most advanced biocontainment facilities located on a university campus.

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