O-antigen from B. parapertussis may drastically improve whooping cough vaccine efficacy against B. parapertussis.
October 6, 2009
Recent work by workers in Eric Harvill's lab in the center suggest ways to improving the vaccine for whooping cough. Examining the antigens expressed by B. parapertussis, a relative of B. pertussis which is responsible for whooping cough, they find that the O-antigen could be a critical component of future vaccines for this disease.
Center Students win 1st and 2nd Prize
March 5, 2009
Man Kit Law and Danny Bruce have won 1st and 2nd prize in annual graduate research fair of the College of Agricultural Sciences.