Christine Petersen, DVM, PhD

Christine Petersen, DVM, PhD

email: christine-petersen@uiowa.edu
phone: 319-384-1579

Title(s)

Director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa

Office

S429 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Information

Education

2004 – Ph.D. (Immunology and Infectious Diseases), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
1998 – D.V.M., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1994 – B.A. (Biology) with departmental honors, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Research interests:

  • Investigation of host-pathogen interaction between the murine or canine immune system and Leishmania species
  • Characterization of key signaling events required to induce clearance of disease vs. chronicity
  • Understanding of processing of and immune responses to carbohydrates
  • Development of diagnostics and epidemiological studies of Brucella canis
  • Prevention of infectious diseases in kennel/animal shelter settings

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