Infectious Diseases and Immunology


BMS Professor Among Team of Purdue Scientists Using Doppler to Peer Inside Cells in Effort to Improve Infection Diagnoses and Treatments

Friday, March 5th, 2021 - Doppler radar improves lives by peeking inside air masses to predict the weather. A Purdue University team that includes Dr. John Turek, professor of basic medical sciences, is using similar technology to look inside living cells, introducing a method to detect pathogens and treat infections in ways that scientists never have before.



Dr. Suresh Mittal Helps Address Public’s COVID-19 Vaccine Questions as Part FOX59 Panel of Experts

Friday, February 5th, 2021 - A live town hall about the coronavirus vaccine broadcast by Indianapolis TV stations FOX59 and CBS4 featured a panel of health experts that included Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of Virology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



$3.86 Million NIH Grant Accelerates Virologist’s Novel Approach in Race to Develop Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many schools and colleges across the United States implemented plans to provide face-to-face classroom teaching in the fall, the race to develop an effective vaccine intensified, according to Purdue Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Professor of Virology Suresh Mittal. An accomplished vaccine researcher, Dr. Mittal leads a research team that is taking a novel approach to developing an efficient vaccine for COVID-19.



$3.86 Million NIH Grant Accelerates Purdue Veterinary Scholar’s Novel Approach in Race to Develop Effective Vaccine to Combat COVID-19

Friday, August 21st, 2020 - Dr. Mittal is leading a research team that is taking a novel approach to developing an efficient vaccine for COVID-19, and the research just received a major boost in the form of a five-year $3.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.



A real life ‘Contagion’: Humans may be to blame for viruses jumping from animals to us

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - It could be a real-life “Contagion,” much like the movie. As a deadly pandemic spreads across the globe, a timely new study has identified key drivers of “virus spillover” from mammals to humans. “The lack of awareness in the society for climate change and the role of wildlife has multiplied this problem to many folds. The wildlife...



CORONAVIRUS: A warning shot from nature?

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of VirologyUniversity, was featured in TRT World’s Round Table Discussion on COVID19.



PVM Graduate Students Stand Out at Health and Disease Poster Session

Friday, March 27th, 2020 - When Purdue University hosted the seventh annual “Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research Poster Session” just before Spring Break, Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate students showed-up in force. Held March 5 in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom, the event offered cash prizes for the top three posters in each of six categories and PVM participants claimed three of the awards.



COVID-19 Update – ADDL Continues Providing Services

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 - COVID-19 Update – ADDL Continues Providing Services The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Heeke ADDL, located at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center in Dubois, Ind., are committed to continue supporting veterinarians, animal owners and the agriculture industry, and protecting public health and the food supply. ...



AKC Expands Support of PVM Canine Research

Friday, December 13th, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s commitment to advancing the health of animals in ways that also shed light on comparative diseases in humans will grow with several new grants from the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation. In 2019, the foundation awarded five grants to researchers in the College – the most the College has received in a single year from the AKC – to support studies in a variety of canine health research areas.



How Purdue is Addressing an Antibiotic Shortage

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With a growing concern that the world is running out of antibiotics, Professor of Microbiology in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mohamed Seleem and his team are researching more than 4,000 approved drugs to test and see if any of them can more effectively treat antibiotic resistant infections. On the latest episode of...




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