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-Carreno

Hector Aguilar-Carreno, PhD
Associate Professor of Virology

Interactions between enveloped viruses and their host cells, with emphasis on emerging viruses

James Casey

James Casey, PhD
Associate Professor of Virology

Eukaryotic gene regulation, oncogenic transformation, viral replication, viral pathogenesis, toxicology

Rodman Getchell

Rodman Getchell, PhD
Assistant Research Professor

Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; Target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals

John Parker

John 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 Parrish

Colin 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 Schang

Luis 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 Walle

Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Viral Pathogenesis at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Virus-natural host models to study viral pathogenesis; adult stem cell biology

Gary Whittaker

Gary 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