Baker Institute for Animal Health

DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF VETERINARY INFECTIOUS DISEASES, IMMUNOLOGY, CANCER, REPRODUCTION, GENOMICS AND EPIGENOMICS

Discover Magazine speaks with Colin Parrish, PhD, John M. Olin Professor of Virology

Discover Magazine April 2, 2020 - "We live in a world filled with things that are out to get us, if only they could. All animals harbor viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites that range from one-celled animals to 80-foot-long tapeworms. Plants are infected, too." Read full article

Colin Parrish, Ph.D./ John M. Olin Professor of Virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health. Dr. Parrish, as a graduate student, was part of the team that discovered the history-making vaccine for Canine Parvovirus. Parrish’s areas of research include virology, immunology, virus-cell interactions, virus evolution and host range. He is one of the leading veterinary researchers focusing on protecting animal health with an emphasis on learning new fundamental information about the emergence of viruses in new hosts, and how viruses spread from host to host.

Key related papers:
Onward transmission of viruses: how do viruses emerge to cause epidemics after spillover?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31401954

Cross-Species Virus Transmission and the Emergence of New Epidemic Diseases
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2546865/

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