Animal Health Research Center, Center for Vaccines and Immunology, Department of Infectious Diseases
Georgia Research Alliance Chair of Animal Health Vaccine Development, GRA Eminent Scholar, Professor

Animal Models of Human Disease | Antiviral Development | Cell Culture | Disease Modeling | Disease Pathogenesis | Disease Physiology | Immunology | Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Nanotechnology | Pathogenesis | Vaccine Development | Vaccinology | Viral Immunology | Virology | Virus-host Interaction | Wildlife Diseases


Dr. Ralph Tripp is a Professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Vaccine and Therapeutics. Dr. Tripp was trained in the field of viral immunity with Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty and led a research team in respiratory virus immunology studies at the CDC in Atlanta. His primary research interest is to develop translational disease intervention strategies for emerging respiratory viruses. Dr. Tripp’s laboratory investigates the mechanisms of immunity and disease pathogenesis associated with respiratory virus infection to better understand the conceptual and functional differences between innate and adaptive immune responses that provide the foundation necessary to facilitate vaccine and antiviral therapeutic protocols. They also investigate the host cell and viral regulatory pathways. Dr. Tripp holds adjunct Professorships in the Centre for Molecular Sciences at the University of Canberra, AUS, the School of Infection & Host Defense at the University of Liverpool, UK, and the Centre for Molecular & Medical Research at Deakin University, AUS.

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of immunity and disease pathogenesis
  • Respiratory virus infections
  • Therapeutic and vaccine development
  • Long-term protective immunity
  • Virus-host interactions

Selected Publications

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