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Understanding Genes That Play a Role in Herpesvirus Infection

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is a threat to horses worldwide, causing abortions and neurological disorders. Scientists from Cornell University will look at the interaction between clinically normal cells and EHV-1 in an effort to understand how the virus gains entry into cells of the immune system. A deeper knowledge of this process will improve understanding of the initial steps of virus infection and provide new approaches to developing methods for control and treatment of EHV-1 infection.

Dr. Douglas F. Antczak, Cornell University

Co-sponsor: USA Equestrian Trust