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 parvovirus, reovirus and the retroviruses of fish.

Related: Cornell Virology Program


Hector Aguilar-Carreno, PhD , Associate Professor of Virology

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

Margaret BynoeMargaret Bynoe, PhD, Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation

James CaseyJames Casey, PhD, Associate Professor of Virology

Research Interest: Eukaryotic gene regulation, oncogenic transformation, viral replication, viral pathogenesis, toxicology

RRodman Getchellodman Getchell, PhD, Assistant Research Professor

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

JJohn Parkerohn Parker, BVMS, PhD, Associate Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: 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

CColin Parrisholin Parrish, PhD, John M. Olin Professor of Virology at Baker Institute for Animal Health

Research Interest: Structure and function of canine parvovirus, crystallography, virus assembly, mechanism of host cell invasion

Luis SchangLuis Schang, PhD, Professor of Virology and Director of Baker Institute

Research Interest: Chemical virology to study viral entry, gene expression, epigenetics, replication, and pathogenesis while discovering new opportunities for antiviral development

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

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

GGary Whittakerary Whittaker, PhD, Professor of Virology

Research Interest: Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and arenaviruses into host cells, viral pathogenesis, viral-bacterial co-infections

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