Catherine Pope

Elizabeth Boudreau

Daniel Wychrji

Nick Forster

Victoria Mendiola

Grace Vick

Caitlin Williams

Gregory Phillips

Mohamed Bakheet

Joseph Dainis

Jacob Fairholm

Macey Wilson

Matthew Hansen

Giobensky Vildor

Elle Adams

Hyunjung Chung

Johannes Matse

Denise Fahey

Ian Durie

Alex Rozenberg

Daniel Peach

Emily Griffin

Jillian Masters

Marshah Menos

Sarah Hosking

Maiya Callender

Testing the Waters in Djibouti

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Pavlicek is a microbiologist assigned to the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the current director of the microbiology laboratory of Naval Medical Research Unit-Three on Camp, Lemonnier, Djibouti, where she is deployed to protect service members from infectious diseases such as […]

Fungal infections cost U.S. $6.7B in a year

New research from the University of Georgia found that fungal infections account for $6.7 billion in health care spending in 2018. And that’s just the cases that were directly responsible for inpatient hospital stays. Combined with secondary infections and diagnoses, the total cost of hospital stays associated with fungal infections […]

Jocelyn Sotolongo Gomez

Rose Miller

Kwadwo Oworae

Animals Infecting Humans Is Scary. It’s Worse When We Infect Them Back.

Mink farms threaten to become a source of new coronavirus variants – and an object lesson in how ‘spillback’ can make deadly diseases even deadlier. Read More Read More [PDF]

Shoring Up The Species Barrier

“The University of Georgia is one of the leading research institutions in the world tackling zoonotic spillover,” said Justin Bahl, comparative geneticist and associate professor in the College of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine at UGA. “We are studying the human and environmental systems in which these zoonotic infections arise and identifying possible […]

Sean Ray

Anna Mccormick

Ray Kaplan

UGA researchers developing new models for malaria drug development and testing

Two UGA researchers are working to make it easier to develop effective treatments for malaria, a disease that sickens millions worldwide and kills hundreds of thousands each year. In tropical climates around the globe, malaria poses a grave risk to already vulnerable populations. In 2019, the World Health Organization estimated […]

Laiba Uroog

Alexandria Purcell

Taylor Chapman

Justin Shepard

Kathirvel Maruthai

Mohanapriya Kumaran

Muhammad izhar Haque

Joseph Noble

Lucy Ubaka

Amr Abbadi

Caroline Page

Mason Harvill

Researchers find target to fight antibiotic resistance

Gram-negative bacteria are the bane of health care workers’ existence. They’re one of the most dangerous organisms to become infected with—and one of the hardest to treat. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests a component of bacteria’s cell walls may hold the key to crushing the antibiotic-resistant microbes. […]

Saniya Sabnis

Naveen Gokanapudi

Caroline Piotrowski

Gavin O boyle

James Oristian

Colleen Sedney

UGA-led COVID study seeks more applicants

January 2021: In September 2020, the College of Veterinary Medicine announced SPARTA (SARS SeroPrevalence and Respiratory Tract Assessment), a study funded by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. The study’s original purpose was to investigate the human body’s response to infection with […]

CVM faculty guide UGA through the pandemic

During the pandemic, the university has had to make big choices quickly, and the College of Veterinary Medicine has played a large part in those tough decisions. The Preventative Measures Advisory Board is co-chaired by CVM Dean Lisa Nolan with four other CVM faculty members serving on its 11-member team:  […]

Binu Velayudhan

Handling Hookworms

As a specialist in parasitology, Dr. Ray Kaplan, professor of infectious diseases, keeps a watchful eye on the interactions between parasites and their hosts. In recent years, parasitologists noticed that racing greyhounds and recently adopted former racing greyhounds are almost always infected with hookworms. This phenomenon was believed to be […]

Robert Richardson

Hua Shi

Ana Lorton

CVM announces new director for Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Binu Velayudhan as the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (AVDL), effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Velayudhan currently serves as the assistant director of laboratories at the North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Raleigh, NC. Prior […]

Mia Carmichael

Meet the Faculty: Jarrod Mousa

What is your role at the CVM? When did you come to UGA? I am an assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases. My research laboratory is in the Center for Vaccines and Immunology. I joined UGA in August 2017. What is your research focus? My lab studies antibodies, […]

CVM-affiliated teaching assistants recognized for pedagogic contributions

The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes graduate students annually for their significant contributions to instruction at the university. This year, three College of Veterinary Medicine teaching assistants were recognized. Ahmed Hikal and Madelyn Krunkosky were awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is presented to the top 10% […]

UGA CVM researchers identify new compounds to combat multi-drug antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers led by Stephen Trent, professor of infectious diseases and UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor recently identified five compounds capable of boosting the effects of common last-resort antibiotics against treatment-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria. These compounds were also successful in lowering the dose of antibiotics necessary to facilitate bactericidal effects, […]

Wayne Cheng

Two Million Lives Touched

Jamie Phillips is a senior scientific affairs manager for Roche Diagnostics Corporation. In her everyday role, her focus is on Roche’s solution to point-of-care microbial tests for influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, and strep A—for which she acts as a liaison between units of Roche and research scientists […]

Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director retiring, interim director appointed

After 15 years of service, Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Saliki will be retiring from UGA May 1st, 2020. Dr. Saliki has been the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL) since 2007 and at the University of Georgia as a professor of virology since 2005. He is a renowned virologist […]

UGA researchers receive NIH grants to study innate immunity to influenza and pneumococcus

Balázs Rada, associate professor of infectious diseases and head of the Laboratory of Mucosal Innate Immunity and Neutrophil Biology at UGA, is the principal investigator on two NIH-funded projects totaling $2.3M. Rada and his team will study the body’s innate immune response to influenza and a pneumonia-causing bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, […]

Engineered dog virus combats coronaviruses

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that has proven successful in promoting an immune response in early test models. The team is led by Biao He, the Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine at […]

Staying the Course in the Face of Chaos

It has been a little under a month since COVID-19 was first recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Around the world, people from all walks of life have been asked to adapt to a new lifestyle—one of constant change and social distancing. Despite the upheaval, the University […]

Ted Ross in the lab

CVI researchers developing coronavirus vaccine

Ted Ross, director of the CVM’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology, and his team have partnered with labs and biotech companies to develop new vaccines that could protect against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Learn more here.

Judith Reyes Ballista

Mark Phillips

Georgia Bio names two College of Veterinary Medicine units as annual Helix Award winners

Two College of Veterinary Medicine units were recently honored at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards and Annual Gala in Atlanta. The Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) was awarded a Community Award and the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) received a Deal of the Year Award. The Community Awards […]

Audrey Rex

Leah Van Otterloo

Kaito Nagashima

Nada Abbadi

Pedro Sanchez

Chester Joyner

Chester Joyner

Chester “Chet” Joyner, PhD received his doctorate in immunology and molecular pathogenesis from Emory University where he also completed his post-doctoral training. In 2020, Dr. Joyner was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a […]

Leonor Sicalo

Elyssa Campbell

Katelin Greenway

Andrew Moorhead

Stephanie Okelley

Christopher Darby

Christopher Evans

Jackelyn Murray Crabtree

Nuha Ashtiwi

Brent Simpson

Dong An

Hind Yahyaoui Azami

Zachary Reneer

Janet Yoder

Jessica Moss

Ernesto Ornelas

Nathan Holladay

Subhan Ullah

CVM faculty member to lead new NIH Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Center

The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a new, more advanced influenza vaccine designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus in a single dose. The total funding could be up to $130 […]

Melinda Brindley

Karen A. Norris

Karen A. Norris

Yung-Yi Mosley

Wendy Watford

Wendy Watford

Balazs Rada

Eric Harvill

Eric Harvill

Harrison Bergeron

Kate Sabey

Mary Beth Lewis

Jennifer Leyting

Jennifer Leyting

Bradley Voss

Jeffrey Ecker

Spencer Pierce

Spencer Pierce

Jarrod J. Mousa

Christian Heindel

Christian Heindel

Lisa K. Nolan

Carmen Herrera

Carmen Herrera

Amanda Caulfield

Elizabeth Wrobel

Justine Shiau

Antoinette Russell

Kayla Fantone

Hemant Naikare

Research Technician III

Kayla Guinn

LaDonna Allen

Kelsey Paras

Dennis Kyle

Department of Cellular Biology profile

Gabrielle Kirton

Shelly Helms

Shelly Helms

Demba Sarr

Demba Sarr

Dr. Ted Ross

Ted M. Ross

M. Stephen Trent

Pejman Rohani

Odum School of Ecology profile

Richard Hall

Richard Hall

Odum School of Ecology profile

Yyan Lin

Yuan Lin

Russell Karls

Russell K. Karls, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist in the Infectious Diseases Department at the University of Georgia. Dr. Karls received undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his doctorate in Bacteriology from UW-Madison applying biochemistry and molecular genetics to study transcriptional control […]

Leslie P. Jones

Tuhina Gupta

Tuhina Gupta

Michael Dzimianski

Emily Rayens

Emily Rayens

Jamie Barber

Ashley Beavis

Vincent Starai

Department of Microbiology profile

Andrew W. Park

Andrew W. Park

Odum School of Ecology profile

Ralph Tripp

Ralph A. Tripp

S. Mark Tompkins

S. Mark Tompkins

Fred Quinn

Frederick D. Quinn

Frederick D. Quinn, Ph.D., is Athletic Association Professor of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Interim Director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Quinn received his BS from Marquette University, PhD in Microbiology […]

David S. Peterson

David S. Peterson

Eric R. Lafontaine

Eric R. Lafontaine

Mary Hondalus

Mary Hondalus

Whitney Rabacal

Whitney Rabacal

Biao He

Donald Harn

Donald Harn

Justin Bahl

Ankita Garg

Ankita Garg

Susan Sanchez

Pan Ge

Nichole Orr-Burks

Aaron Gingerich

Cassan Pulaski

Amanda Mclean

Amanda Mclean

Ashutosh Pathak

Kalyan Dewan

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