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About Us

Our Vision:

Prevent influenza A outbreaks, epidemics, and/or pandemics in all species, including humans

Our Mission:

Serve as a collaborative leader defining the natural history of influenza A viruses and developing preventive strategies to protect animal and public health.

Our Goals:

1.  Reduce viral sources associated with the emergence of novel influenza A viruses through surveillance and ecology and epidemiology research efforts in: (1) wild waterfowl (the natural reservoir host) within the Atlantic, Mississippi, and Central Migratory Bird Flyways; (2) captive birds and avian transition hosts; and (3) the swine-human interface in commercial settings and agricultural fairs/exhibitions.

2.  Identify risk factors and criteria for intra- and inter-species transmission.

3.  Utilize virus recovery, viral genomics, host ecology, and metadata to better understand the natural history of type A viruses.


Program Personnel

Andrew S. Bowman, MS, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVPM
Assistant Professor
Ph:614-292-6923 E-mail 

Richard D. Slemons, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Ph:614-292-8561 E-mail
Jacqueline M. Nolting, MS, PhD
Laboratory Manager
Ph:614-292-6616 E-mail


Dillon McBride, BS
Graduate Research Associate E-mail
Elizabeth Ohl
Hannah Cochran


Collaborators & Participants


Funding Partners

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