Parrish, Colin : Seed Grant, 2015-2016


Colin Parrish (Microbiology & Immunology)

Veterinary Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Project Title: 
Collaborative International Studies of Influenza Virus Evolution and Host Range
Project Abstract: 
The purpose of this collaboration is to develop a new consortium to study animal influenza viruses – initially focusing on influenza viruses in dogs. The H3N8 canine influenza virus (CIV)) emerged in 2000 among dogs in the USA, was derived from an influenza virus of horses, and it is circulating in the North East of the USA (4, 5). The H3N2 CIV was previously infecting birds, and transferred to dogs in China around 2005 (6), then spread throughout China and Korea. In February 2015 H3N2 CIV transferred to Chicago in the US, and rapidly to several other states. This project seeks to strengthen collaborations between the Parrish laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell and the laboratories of Hui-Ling Yen at the School of Public Health in Hong Kong and Pablo Murcia at the Center for Virus Research in Glasgow.