IID Graduate Training Faculty

Troy Bankhead

Troy Bankhead

Ass​ociate Professor

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

Timothy Baszler

Timothy Baszler

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

Santanu Bose

Santanu Bose

Professor

Inflammation and innate immunity; Influenza A virus and RSV pathogenesis

Kelly A Brayton

Kelly A Brayton

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

Claire Burbick

Claire Burbick

Bacteriology & Parasitology Section Head, Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical microbiology diagnostics, investigation of novel pathogens, antimicrobial susceptibiliy

Douglas Call

Douglas Call

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

Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, alternatives, and epidemiology with people and animals

Jean Celli

Jean Celli

Professor

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

Lauren Charles

Lauren Charles

Senior Data Scientist, PNNL. Research Professor, Allen School

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

Cristina Cunha

Cristina Cunha

Affiliate Faculty

Herpesvirus pathogenesis; malignant catarrhal fever vaccine development

William C. Davis

William C. Davis

Professor

Analysis of the immune response to pathogens in veterinary species

Chrissy Eckstrand

Chrissy Eckstrand

Pathologist, Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Lindsay Fry

Lindsay Fry

Veterinary Medical Officer

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

Bonnie Gunn

Bonnie Gunn

Assistant Professor

Gary Haldorson

Gary Haldorson

Clinical Associate Professor

Teaching, diagnostic duties within the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

Assistant Professor

Antimicrobial resistance; One Health; Molecular epidemiology

Douglas P. Jasmer

Douglas P. Jasmer

Interim Chair, Professor

Molecular and cellular parasitology; host-pathogen interactions; parasitic nematodes

Tom Kawula

Tom Kawula

Director Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health; Professor

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 & Research Leader

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

Felix Lankester

Felix Lankester

Associate Professor & Director of Rabies Free Tanzania

Epidemiology and economic impact of infectious diseases in East Africa

Eric Lofgren

Eric Lofgren

Assistant Professor

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

Robert H. Mealey

Robert H. Mealey

Interim Dean College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor
Director, Animal Health Research Center

Immune control of viral and vector-borne apicomplexan parasitic infections

Michelle R. Mousel

Michelle R. Mousel

Adjunct Faculty

Thumbi Mwangi

Thumbi Mwangi

Associate Professor & Director of Rabies Free Kenya

Holly Neibergs

Holly Neibergs

Professor

Identification of genomic regions associated with disease susceptibility and fertility

Danielle D. Nelson

Danielle D. Nelson

Clinical Associate Professor, WADDL Necropsy Section Head

Infectious diseases of ruminants and fish

Anthony V. Nicola

Anthony V. Nicola

Engle Distinguished Professor of Infectious Diseases

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

M. Kariuki Njenga

M. Kariuki Njenga

Professor of Epidemiology and Virology

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

Allan Pessier

Allan Pessier

Pathologist, Clinical Associate Professor

Aquatic, zoo animal and wildlife pathology

Josh Ramsay

Josh Ramsay

Pathologist, Assistant Professor

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

Elissa Schwartz

Elissa Schwartz

Associate Professor

Infectious disease dynamics; Computational and mathematical models of virus infection

Devendra H. Shah

Devendra H. Shah

Associate Professor
Associate Chair (Teaching & Learning)

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

Dana Shaw

Dana 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

Kyle R. Taylor

Kyle R. Taylor

Pathologist, Clinical Assistant Professor

Veterinary anatomic pathology, wildlife diseases, zoonoses, non-traditional models of human disease

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