|Please add your question(s) for our presenters. If you’re unsure of where to direct your question, please read the biographies below.|
|Dr. Gregg Dean
Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University
Dr. Dean is a Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher who has two active grants on feline infectious peritonitis diagnosis and vaccine development for feline coronavirus. His work brought him to the forefront of efforts to develop vaccines for COVID-19. Dr. Dean will speak about his feline work and how that led to his working to help fight global pandemic.
|Dr. MacDonald Farnham
The Morris Animal Foundation and Dennis and Connie Keller Director of Training, Global Health Program, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Dr. Farnham will present on the Global Health Program | Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute training program and the One Health approach to capacity building in wildlife / zoonotic disease surveillance in emerging disease hot spots, using some coronavirus specific examples. Dr. Farnham’s position as Director of Training is funded by Morris Animal Foundation.
|Dr. Klaus-Peter Koepfli
Researcher with the Conservation Biology and Genomics, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Dr. Koepfli will present exciting research on the main receptor of SARS-CoV-2, angiotensin I converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), now undergoing extensive scrutiny to understand the routes of transmission and sensitivity in different species. The research team’s results may lead to the identification of intermediate host species for SARS-CoV-2, justify the selection of animal models of COVID-19, and assist the conservation of animals both in native habitats and in human care. Dr. Koepfli also is a Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher.
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