Saif Lab

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The Saif lab at OSU CFAH, led by Linda Saif, PhD, focuses on comparative aspects of enteric and respiratory viral infections (coronaviruses, rotaviruses, and caliciviruses) of food animals and humans. The lab studies mucosal immunity and vaccine development and is currently focusing on the impact of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies on vaccines and interactions of probiotics and the gut microbiota with the neonatal immune system, vaccines, and viral pathogenesis. The lab also investigates the interrelationships among animal viruses, especially coronaviruses, and their human counterparts to assess their zoonotic potential, mechanisms of interspecies transmission, and potential vaccines.

Joshua Amimo

Research Scientist

amimo.3@osu.edu

Kwonil Jung

Research Scientist

jung.221@osu.edu

Marcia Lee

Research Associate 1

lee.5079@osu.edu

Lauren Brunswick

Undergraduate Student Assistant

brunswick.74@osu.edu

 

Mia Szlapa

Undergraduate Student Assistant

szlapa.1@osu.edu