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Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases


1800 Denison Ave
Mosier Hall, Room P200
Manhattan, KS  66506

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The overall goal of the Vaccines Theme Area is to develop, test, and validate vaccines against known and newly emerging threat agents.

Current Projects

Department of Homeland Security Funded Projects
  • Development of T Cell-based Vaccine Against African Swine Fever Virus
  • Novel Vaccine Approaches Against African Swine Fever
  • Development of efficacious DIVA compatible vaccines for Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV)
Kansas Biosciences Authority Funded Projects
  • Efficacy of different vectors–based CSFV and PEDV vaccines in pigs
  • Establishment and evaluation of non-spreading single-cycle replicon of RVFV in a novel RVFV challenge model in sheep
  • Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD): epidemiology and development of vaccine for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
  • Novel chimeric vaccine and delivery system for classical swine fever virus
  • Efficacy study of an alphavirus replicon-based vaccine for African swine fever virus in a swine challenge model
  • Selection of adjuvants suitable for CSF subunit vaccines
Kansas Biosciences Authority /National Pork Board Joint Call Funded Projects
  • Development of recombinant vaccinia virus vectored African swine fever vaccines
  • Construct and Test Recombinant Adenoviruses Vectoring African Swine Fever Virus Genes in Inducing Immune Protection in Pigs