Welcome to the De Buck Lab!
Dr. De Buck's research program focuses on bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions in order to improve current vaccination strategies and to find new diagnostic targets. Related to Johne's disease, he is investigating:
- the susceptibility and transmission of Johne’s disease,
- pathogenesis ,
- host immune response,
- early biomarkers of infection, and
- molecular epidemiology.
With respect to bovine mastitis, he is developing fast bacterial speciation and genotyping techniques and he has a particular interest in coagulase-negative staphylococci in order to clarify their role as mastitis pathogens.