Respiratory Research Initiative (RRI) Seminar Series

The next installments in the RRI Seminar Series will be Tuesday, October 2 and Friday, November 2. Both installments will be held from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in FST Room 162. Speakers are to be determined.

Respiratory health researchers at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine are dedicated to understanding the mechanisms that underlie respiratory diseases in order to identify preventative medicine strategies, develop novel therapies and interventions, and promote environmental and public health awareness, with the ultimate goal of optimizing airway health and avoiding or eliminating diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract. Embracing the principles of a One Health approach, researcher interests range from the effects of airborne pollutants, modulation of disease by genetic and epigenetic risk factors, elucidation of disease etiology and biological mechanisms, the roles of the microbiome, and other integrative lines of investigation that will produce new knowledge that can be used to improve respiratory health of animals and humans.

Respiratory Disease Researchers

Stephan Carey, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Pleural effusions and fluid volume, oropharyngeal flora, and hepatic masses

Susan Ewart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Epigenetic and environmental risks for asthma and allergies

Jack Harkema, DVM, PhD, DACVP, ATSF

Biological mechanisms underlying airway epithelial cell injury, repair and adaptation; gut microbiota, liver function, and immunity

Linda Mansfield, MS, VMD, PhD, DACVM

Enteric pathogens resulting in GI tract inflammation; Campylobacter jejuni; therapies for IBD

Srinand Sreevatsan, BVSc, MVSc, MPH, PhD

Pathobiology and molecular evolution of several zoonotic pathogens, especially mycobacteria and influenza

James Wagner, MBA, PhD

Mechanisms of airway injury and systemic responses induced by inhalation exposures to pathogens, toxicants, and environmental pollutants