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UConn Researcher Develops Successful Zika Virus Vaccine in Preclinical Studies

Paulo Verardi recently published promising results on a Zika virus vaccine. Conn researcher Paulo Verardi, associate professor of pathobiology and veterinary science in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, has demonstrated the success of a vaccine against Zika virus and recently published his findings in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research publication. He has […]

Using Emerging Science to Tackle Emerging Disease

A new course in bioinformatics teaches students with real-world data for training in an emerging scientific discipline. As we’ve all gotten very familiar with living our lives virtually, a new course lets students learn more about the epidemiology of infectious diseases like COVID-19 without ever stepping foot in a lab. Dong-Hun Lee, assistant professor of […]

Veterinary pathologist returns to CAHNR as director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab

Salvatore Frasca, formerly professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, has been appointed director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), returning to UConn after three years at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. “I hope to be part of bringing cutting-edge digital pathology and telepathology to the CVMDL and […]

Molecular epidemiologist tracks virus with genome sequencing and comparative phylogenetic analysis

Avian influenza (AI) affects both the poultry industry and public health, as it can cross species and infect livestock, pets, marine mammals and humans. Dong-Hun Lee, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources’ Department of Pathobiology, has studied this virus for the past thirteen years, using genome sequencing and comparative phylogenetic […]