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Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine (FIVM) Seminar Series

Submitted by avnguye on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:01pm

On Friday, March 17, Dr. Isabella Cattadori will discuss how host heterogeneities to infection shape the impact of climate change

Dr. Stuart Carter, Liverpool Veterinary School

Predictive models and experimental manipulations aiming to investigate relationships between climate change and infectious disease have primarily focused on host exposure, risk of infection and disease spread. However, host immunity to infection is an important source of variation among individuals and the way this affects the impact of climate change on host-pathogen interactions needs to be considered.

On Friday, March 17, Dr. Isabella Cattadori will discuss the use of a combination of long-term field observations, field and laboratory manipulations and mathematical modelling of a rabbit-helminth system, to explore whether heterogeneities in the host immune response exacerbate or suppress the impact of climate warming on the dynamics and persistence of two gastrointestinal helminths.

Dr. Cattadori is an Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and The Huck Institute, CIDD - Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, at Pennsylvania State University.  She works on different aspects of the ecology of infectious diseases driven by fundamental questions of human, livestock and wildlife concern.  Dr. Cattadori is interested in the processes and factors that generate host heterogeneity to infection and transmission, both at the individual and the host population level. Her work is focused primarily on gastrointestinal helminths but also includes bacteria and viruses.


FIVM Seminar Series Schedule 2016-2018

August 2016 BREAK
September 23, 2016 Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine
October 21, 2016 Clinical and Translational Research
November 18, 2016 Infection Biology
December 2016 BREAK
January 13, 2017 Pain and Animal Welfare
February 17, 2017 Cattle Health
March 17, 2017 Wildlife Health Ecology
April 21, 2017 Veterinary Education Research and Scholarship
May 19, 2017 Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine
June 2017 BREAK
July 2017 BREAK
August 2017 BREAK
September 15, 2017 Clinical and Translational Research
October 20, 2017 Infection Biology
November 17, 2017 Pain and Animal Welfare
December 2017 BREAK
January 19, 2018 Cattle Health
February 16, 2018 Wildlife Health Ecology
March 16, 2018 Veterinary Education Research and Scholarship
April 20, 2018 Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine
May 18, 2018 Clinical and Translational Research
June 2018 BREAK
July 2018 BREAK
August 2018 BREAK

Cattle Health

Wildlife Health Ecology

Infection Biology

Pain and Animal Welfare

Clinical and Translational Research

Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine

Veterinary Education