Research Areas

Antimicrobial resistance

Timothy Baszler

Timothy Baszler

baszlert@wsu.edu

Executive Director, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Associate Director Disease Surveillance, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Claire Burbick

Claire Burbick

claire.burbick@wsu.edu

Bacteriology & Parasitology Section Head, Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical microbiology diagnostics, investigation of novel pathogens, antimicrobial susceptibiliy

Douglas Call

Douglas Call

drcall@wsu.edu

Regents Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Associate Director for Research and Graduate Education, Allen School.

Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, alternatives, and epidemiology

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

amin.islam@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Antimicrobial resistance; One Health; Molecular epidemiology

Sylvia Omulo

Sylvia Omulo

sylvia.omulo@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals



Epidemiology of infectious disease

Timothy Baszler

Timothy Baszler

baszlert@wsu.edu

Executive Director, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Associate Director Disease Surveillance, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Douglas Call

Douglas Call

drcall@wsu.edu

Regents Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Associate Director for Research and Graduate Education, Allen School.

Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, alternatives, and epidemiology

Lauren Charles

Lauren Charles

lauren.charles@wsu.edu

Senior Data Scientist, PNNL. Research Professor, Allen School

Biosurveillance; Epidemiology; Data science; Data fusion (text/laboratory/spatial/imagery), One Health

Pilar Fernandez

Pilar Fernandez

pilar.fernandez@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

eco-epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, and in particular, vector-borne diseases

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

amin.islam@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Antimicrobial resistance; One Health; Molecular epidemiology

Felix Lankester

Felix Lankester

felix.lankester@wsu.edu

Associate Professor & Director of Rabies Free Tanzania

Epidemiology and economic impact of infectious diseases in East Africa

Eric Lofgren

Eric Lofgren

eric.lofgren@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Computational epidemiology; healthcare-associated infections; emerging pathogens; mathematical modeling

Thumbi Mwangi

Thumbi Mwangi

thumbi.mwangi@wsu.edu

Associate Professor & Director of Rabies Free Kenya

M. Kariuki Njenga

M. Kariuki Njenga

mkariuki.njenga@wsu.edu

Professor of Epidemiology and Virology

Sylvia Omulo

Sylvia Omulo

sylvia.omulo@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals

Elissa Schwartz

Elissa Schwartz

Associate Professor

Infectious disease dynamics; Computational and mathematical models of virus infection

Stephanie Seifert

Stephanie Seifert

stephanie.seifert@wsu.edu

Research Assistant Professor

Molecular ecology, population genetics, field-based ecology, infectious diseases, virology, high containment pathogens



Innate immunity, immunogenetics, and vaccine development

Santanu Bose

Santanu Bose

Professor

Inflammation and innate immunity; Influenza A virus and RSV pathogenesis

William C. Davis

William C. Davis

Professor

Analysis of the immune response to pathogens in veterinary species

Bonnie Gunn

Bonnie Gunn

Assistant Professor

Antibody-mediated immunity; viruses; antibody effector functions; innate immunity

Tom Kawula

Tom Kawula

Director Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health; Professor; Director of Graduate Education, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Pathogenesis mechanisms and host immunity to intracellular bacterial pathogens

Robert H. Mealey

Robert H. Mealey

Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Director, Animal Health Research Center

Immune control of viral and vector-borne apicomplexan parasitic infections

Michelle R. Mousel

Michelle R. Mousel

Adjunct Faculty

Josh Ramsay

Josh Ramsay

Pathologist; Clinical Associate Professor; Histo/Immunohisto Section Head

Diagnostic pathology, pathogen discovery, immunology, and infectious disease pathogenesis

Macarena Sanz

Macarena Sanz

Assistant Professor, Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)

Equine immunology and infectious diseases; innate immunity; Rhodococcus equi infection

David Schneider

David Schneider

Research Veterinary Medical Officer & Adjunct Professor

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; Infectious disease immunopathology

Dana K. Shaw

Dana K. Shaw

Assistant Professor

Tick-borne pathogens; innate immunity; vector competence; molecular microbiology

Kevin Snekvik

Kevin Snekvik

Director of Operations, Pathologist & Aquatic Health Section Head, Clinical Professor

Diagnostic pathology; diseases of fish and other aquatic animals; comparative immunology

Carlos Suarez

Carlos Suarez

Research Molecular Biologist

Naomi Taus

Naomi Taus

Veterinary Medical Officer

Stephen N. White

Stephen N. White

Research Geneticist & Adjunct Faculty

Coxiella burnetti; vaccines; host genomics of infectious disease susceptibility



Parasitic, bacterial and viral zoonotic pathogens

Troy Bankhead

Troy Bankhead

Ass​ociate Professor

Lyme disease and relapsing fever Borrelia species; antigenic variation and persistence mechanisms

Santanu Bose

Santanu Bose

Professor

Inflammation and innate immunity; Influenza A virus and RSV pathogenesis

Kelly A. Brayton

Kelly A. Brayton

Chair of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology; Professor

Tick-borne pathogens: genomics, transmission biology and microbiome analyses

Shira Broschat

Shira Broschat

Professor

Bioinformatics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining for microbiology applications

Douglas Call

Douglas Call

Regents Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Associate Director for Research and Graduate Education, Allen School.

Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, alternatives, and epidemiology

Jean Celli

Jean Celli

Professor

Host-pathogen interactions; bacterial effector proteins; type IV secretion; Brucella abortus

Cristina Cunha

Cristina Cunha

Affiliate Faculty

Herpesvirus pathogenesis; malignant catarrhal fever vaccine development

Pilar Fernandez

Pilar Fernandez

Assistant Professor

eco-epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, and in particular, vector-borne diseases

Bonnie Gunn

Bonnie Gunn

Assistant Professor

Antibody-mediated immunity; viruses; antibody effector functions; innate immunity

Tom Kawula

Tom Kawula

Director Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health; Professor; Director of Graduate Education, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Pathogenesis mechanisms and host immunity to intracellular bacterial pathogens

Leigh Knodler

Leigh Knodler

Associate Professor

Host-pathogen interactions; Salmonella enterica; type III secretion; gastrointestinal infections

Donald P. Knowles

Donald P. Knowles

Professor

Infectious Disease Biologist, current emphasis on Theileriosis in cattle and horses

Michael Letko

Michael Letko

Assistant Professor

Functional viromics and molecular virology; cross-species transmission of coronaviruses and other novel pathogens

Robert H. Mealey

Robert H. Mealey

Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Director, Animal Health Research Center

Immune control of viral and vector-borne apicomplexan parasitic infections

Michelle R. Mousel

Michelle R. Mousel

Adjunct Faculty

Holly Neibergs

Holly Neibergs

Professor

Identification of genomic regions associated with disease susceptibility and fertility

Anthony V. Nicola

Anthony V. Nicola

Engle Distinguished Professor of Infectious Diseases

Virus entry, virus-cell interactions, herpesviruses, herpes simplex virus, membrane fusion

Susan M Noh

Susan M Noh

Research Molecular Biologist

Vector-borne disease; tick-pathogen-host interaction; vaccine development

Roberta O’Connor

Roberta O’Connor

Associate Professor

Marine natural product drug discovery for parasitic diseases

Anders Omsland

Anders Omsland

Associate Professor

Bacterial obligate intracellular parasites; Bacterial physiology; Bacterial developmental biology

Jason Park

Jason Park

Research Assistant Professor

Intracellular pathogens; Host-pathogen interactions; Host range adaptations

Macarena Sanz

Macarena Sanz

Assistant Professor, Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)

Equine immunology and infectious diseases; innate immunity; Rhodococcus equi infection

David Schneider

David Schneider

Research Veterinary Medical Officer & Adjunct Professor

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; Infectious disease immunopathology

Elissa Schwartz

Elissa Schwartz

Associate Professor

Infectious disease dynamics; Computational and mathematical models of virus infection

Stephanie Seifert

Stephanie Seifert

Research Assistant Professor

Molecular ecology, population genetics, field-based ecology, infectious diseases, virology, high containment pathogens

Devendra H. Shah

Devendra H. Shah

Associate Professor

Diagnostic pathology, pathogen discovery, immunology, and infectious disease pathogenesis

Dana K. Shaw

Dana K. Shaw

Assistant Professor

Tick-borne pathogens; innate immunity; vector competence; molecular microbiology

Kevin Snekvik

Kevin Snekvik

Director of Operations, Pathologist & Aquatic Health Section Head, Clinical Professor

Diagnostic pathology; diseases of fish and other aquatic animals; comparative immunology

Carlos Suarez

Carlos Suarez

Research Molecular Biologist

Naomi Taus

Naomi Taus

Veterinary Medical Officer

Massaro Ueti

Massaro Ueti

Research Veterinary Medical Officer

Persistent infectious diseases of livestock; anaplasmosis, babesiosis and piroplasmosis

Viveka Vadyvaloo

Viveka Vadyvaloo

Associate Professor

Arthropod vector-pathogen interactions; Plague

Stephen N. White

Stephen N. White

Research Geneticist & Adjunct Faculty

Coxiella burnetti; vaccines; host genomics of infectious disease susceptibility

Margaret A. Wild

Margaret A. Wild

Professor

Wildlife health; elk hoof disease; chronic wasting disease



Vector-borne diseases

Troy Bankhead

Troy Bankhead

Ass​ociate Professor

Lyme disease and relapsing fever Borrelia species; antigenic variation and persistence mechanisms

Kelly A. Brayton

Kelly A. Brayton

Chair of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology; Professor

Tick-borne pathogens: genomics, transmission biology and microbiome analyses

Pilar Fernandez

Pilar Fernandez

Assistant Professor

eco-epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, and in particular, vector-borne diseases

Lindsay Fry

Lindsay Fry

Veterinary Medical Officer

Immunopathogenesis of tick-transmitted diseases of cattle and horses; Theileriosis; Vaccinology

Donald P. Knowles

Donald P. Knowles

Professor

Infectious Disease Biologist, current emphasis on Theileriosis in cattle and horses

Robert H. Mealey

Robert H. Mealey

Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Director, Animal Health Research Center

Immune control of viral and vector-borne apicomplexan parasitic infections

Susan M Noh

Susan M Noh

Research Molecular Biologist

Vector-borne disease; tick-pathogen-host interaction; vaccine development

Jason Park

Jason Park

Research Assistant Professor

Intracellular pathogens; Host-pathogen interactions; Host range adaptations

Dana K. Shaw

Dana K. Shaw

Assistant Professor

Tick-borne pathogens; innate immunity; vector competence; molecular microbiology

Carlos Suarez

Carlos Suarez

Research Molecular Biologist

Massaro Ueti

Massaro Ueti

Research Veterinary Medical Officer

Persistent infectious diseases of livestock; anaplasmosis, babesiosis and piroplasmosis

Viveka Vadyvaloo

Viveka Vadyvaloo

Associate Professor

Arthropod vector-pathogen interactions; Plague



Virology

Santanu Bose

Santanu Bose

santanu.bose@wsu.edu

Professor

Inflammation and innate immunity; Influenza A virus and RSV pathogenesis

Cristina Cunha

Cristina Cunha

cwcunha@wsu.edu

Affiliate Faculty

Herpesvirus pathogenesis; malignant catarrhal fever vaccine development

Chrissy Eckstrand

Chrissy Eckstrand

chrissy.eckstrand@wsu.edu

Pathologist, Clinical Assistant Professor

anatomic pathology, infectious diseases of domestic animals, feline retrovirology, viral pathogenesis

Bonnie Gunn

Bonnie Gunn

bronwyn.gunn@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Antibody-mediated immunity; viruses; antibody effector functions; innate immunity

Michael Letko

Michael Letko

michael.letko@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Functional viromics and molecular virology; cross-species transmission of coronaviruses and other novel pathogens

Robert H. Mealey

Robert H. Mealey

rmealey@wsu.edu

Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Director, Animal Health Research Center

Immune control of viral and vector-borne apicomplexan parasitic infections

Anthony V. Nicola

Anthony V. Nicola

anthony.nicola@wsu.edu

Engle Distinguished Professor of Infectious Diseases

Virus entry, virus-cell interactions, herpesviruses, herpes simplex virus, membrane fusion

Josh Ramsay

Josh Ramsay

jdr105@wsu.edu

Pathologist; Clinical Associate Professor; Histo/Immunohisto Section Head

Diagnostic pathology, pathogen discovery, immunology, and infectious disease pathogenesis

Elissa Schwartz

Elissa Schwartz

Associate Professor

Infectious disease dynamics; Computational and mathematical models of virus infection

Stephanie Seifert

Stephanie Seifert

stephanie.seifert@wsu.edu

Research Assistant Professor

Molecular ecology, population genetics, field-based ecology, infectious diseases, virology, high containment pathogens

Stephen N. White

Stephen N. White

stephen_white@wsu.edu

Research Geneticist & Adjunct Faculty

Coxiella burnetti; vaccines; host genomics of infectious disease susceptibility