AMHERST, Mass. – The new U.S. Veterinary Immune Reagent Network will draw upon government, academic and industry experts at it works to develop the tools needed to create vaccines and tests for animal diseases that threaten agriculture and the food supply.
Cynthia Baldwin has been conducting veterinary immunological research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1993. Her research focuses on the parts and processes of the cellular immune system of bovines—the mammalian group that includes domestic cattle, bison and buffaloes—as it relates to infectious diseases of cattle.
A news conference will be held Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to announce a major research initiative into animal infectious diseases that threaten human health and the nation’s food supply.