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Measuring the Effects of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in African Lions

The goals of this Fellowship Training grant are to assess immunologicand clinical effects of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in free-ranging lions. The fellow will also assess the impact of coinfections of FIV and other pathogens.Results from this study will provide a direct measure of the immunosuppressive and health effects of FIV in African lions and will illuminate its role in the development of secondary infections.

Dr. Heather M. Broughton, Oregon State University

Co-sponsors: The Van Sloun Foundation