Dr. Phillip Gauger’s current research projects are focused on infectious diseases and diagnostics in production livestock that primarily involve swine viruses. In particular, Dr. Gauger’s research focuses on detecting and characterizing emerging swine viruses and developing new diagnostic tests. Among the swine viruses involved in Dr. Gauger’s research are influenza A viruses, porcine reproductive and respiratory virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and other swine viruses of economic significance. The epidemiological impact of influenza A viruses in swine is expanding and causing additional consequences to the swine industry and is a public health concern due to the zoonotic implications of influenza A viruses in swine.
Other Affiliations: Collaborator National Animal Disease Center