ISU researchers discover cause of immune system avoidance of certain pathogens
AMES - A special set of sugars found on some disease-causing pathogens helps those pathogens fight the body's natural defenses as well as vaccines, say two Iowa State University researchers.
This discovery may be a first step in understanding a disease family that includes tuberculosis for which there are currently no good vaccines or cures.
Nicola Pohl, professor of chemistry, and Christine Petersen, assistant professor of veterinary pathology, discovered that a natural coating of sugar interacts with the body's defense cells to dampen its own immune response.
ISU News Service 8-17-2010 (http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2010/aug/pohl)
Infectious Disease Research Emphasis: Intracellular infectious agents for animal and human diseases
Parasitology (Jones, Beetham, Petersen, Pohl)
Mycobacterial/persistent infections (J Hostetter, Jones, Wannemuehler, Jergens)
Respiratory syncytial virus of humans and animals (Ackermann, van Geelen, Gallup, Sow, Olivier)
Neonatal Disease (Sponseller, Jones, Ackermann, S Hostetter)
Salmonella of poultry (Lamont, Palic, Andreasen)
Campylobacter (Yaeger, Zhang, Plummer, Burrough) Co-PI $1 million
Biology and bioengineering (Whitley, Clapp, Schneider)
2013 SCAVMA Basic Sciences Teaching Award - Dr. Heather Flaherty
Dr. Kevin Esch, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, received second place in the Young Investigator poster session category at the 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. His work was titled: A Role for Glomerular Autophagy and Inflammasome Activation in Visceral Leishmaniasis-Associated Glomerulonephritis.
2012 SCAVMA Basic Sciences Teaching Award - Dr. Shannon Hostetter
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Dr. Kevin Esch, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, is the recipient of the Second Place Elsevier Clinical Research Award 2010 for Abstract #925: Dogs and the Social Epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis: Knowledge, Perception, and Public Health Policy. The ASTMH Clinical Group announced the winners of this year’s Elsevier Clinical Research Awards during the ASTMH annual meeting. This award recognizes excellence in clinically oriented research presented by a student at the annual meeting.
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Dr. Aaron Lehmkuhl
2010 Diplomates (American College of Veterinary Pathologists)
Dr. Eric Burrough
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