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Cellular and Molecular Virology

The department has a broad-reaching program in virology covering viral infections of animals and humans. Research involves basic mechanisms of infection and propagation, the induction of disease, and the biology of viral infections in farm animals, wildlife and humans. Viral infections studied include avian flu, avian and equine herpes viruses, canine, reovirus and the retroviruses of fish.

Related: Cornell Virology Program

Hector Aguilar-CarrenoHector Aguilar-Carreno, PhD
Professor of Virology
Interactions between enveloped viruses and their host cells, with emphasis on emerging viruses
Joel BainesJoel Baines, VMD, PhD
James Law Professor of Virology Emeritus, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Sarah CaddySarah Caddy, MA VetMB PhD DACVM FRCVS
Assistant Professor at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Andrew FlyakAndrew Flyak, PhD
Assistant Professor
Rodman GetchellRodman Getchell, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; Target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals
John ParkerJohn Parker, BVMS, PhD
Associate Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian orthoreovirus-host cell interactions. Use of reoviruses as oncotherapeutic agents. Role of virus-receptor interactions and entry on virulence of feline calicivirus
Colin ParrishColin Parrish, PhD
John M. Olin Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Structure and function of canine parvovirus, crystallography, virus assembly, mechanism of host cell invasion
Luis SchangLuis Schang, PhD
Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Chemical virology to study viral entry, gene expression, epigenetics, replication, and pathogenesis while discovering new opportunities for antiviral development
Gerlinde Van de WalleGerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, PhD
Alfred H. Caspary Professor of Viral Pathogenesis at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Virus-natural host models to study viral pathogenesis; adult stem cell biology
Gary WhittakerGary Whittaker, PhD
Professor of Virology
Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and arenaviruses into host cells, viral pathogenesis, viral-bacterial co-infections