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MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health

Virtual Open House - January 6, 2022

Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Infectious Disease and Global Health (MS IDGH) Program, a one-year graduate program focusing on infectious agents and the diseases they inflict on human and animal populations across the globe.

Virtual Open House Schedule for January 6, 2022

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    MS-IDGH Program Overview
    Dr. Abhineet Sheoran, Program Director

  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm

    MS-IDGH Faculty Introductions including research

  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm

    Meet Current Students and Alumni

  • Schedule Subject to Change

    Individual one-on-one meeting with program faculty will be scheduled upon on a later date. Contact to schedule.

MS-IDGH Class of 2021
Research Assignment Topics for Poster Presentations


Research Assignment Topic

Crystal Curcio Development of an Effective Whole-Spore Vaccine to Protect Against the Microsporidian Encephalitozoon cuniculi
Emma Buck Identifying the structure of Ct plasmid proteins and improving upon siRNA treatments
Hannah Buss Characterization of specific ASFV MAbs and developing a SNAP assay to diagnose AFSV rapidly and accurately in the field
Hunter Kellogg Efficacy of Interferon-alpha as a Treatment for Lassa Virus Infection in the Guinea Pig Model
Joycelynn Acheampong Investigating Risk Factors for Ebola Virus Relapse and

Correlations with Prolonged Viral Persistence

Juliana Barrett Identification and Therapeutic Evaluation of Critical Host Cellular Trafficking Proteins in DENV Nucleocapsid Disassembly
Maggie-Elizabeth Hathaway Protective Role of IgA and Mucosal Immunity to Nipah Virus
Morgan Candon Using Quorum Quenching, a novel therapy treatment of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumanii infection
Sarah Miller Upregulation of SAMHD1 during acute Chikungunya Virus infection may contribute to severe post-infectious arthralgia
Shaila Patel Efficacy of biosorption and phytoremediation for heavy metals arsenic, lead, and cadmium ions in freshwater and saltwater sources using A. niger


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MS-IDGH Class of 2020 Research Assignment Topics for Poster Presentation

Name Research Assignment Topics
Ian Pelto Examining the Immune Priming Mechanism of Microsporidia MB in Preventing Plasmodium falciparum Development in Anopheles arabiensis Mosquitoes


Mirjam Keochakian Evaluation of the effect of Human Cytomegalovirus US28 gene absence on neurodegeneration post transplacental transmission in NOD-scid IL2Rγ(c) (null)-humanized mice


Natalia Cid-Hernandez In-vitro and In-vivo assessment of individual and combined recombinant PmpA and PmpH antigens as a potential vaccine for chickens against Chlamydia psittac


Julie Arnold The Genetic Alteration of B Cell Receptors as a Mechanism for Immunological Amnesia Induced by Measles Virus


Nitika Sansgiry Development of Novel Animal Model for Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus


Aaron Olk Examining the immunoregulatory effect of γδ T cells on CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes during primary


Brooke Howland Entry of equine herpesvirus 1 into CD4+ T lymphocytenovel equine cell line


Jessica DiStefano Development of a novel Factor H-IgM fusion protein to treat infections caused by serum resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhea


Janine Simmons Cellular Tropism and Neurological Sequelae of Vertically Transmitted Chikungunya Virus Exhibited in Neonates of Pregnant Rhesus Macaques and C57BL/6 mice


Kandi-Anne Ali Roles of Campylobacter jejuni MutS2 and MutY genes in altering antimicrobial resistance


Daniel Gomez Schistosoma mansoni soluble egg antigens as a therapeutic treatment for Type 1 Diabetes in the Biobreeding rat model