Nordin Zeidner graduated with a D.V.M. degree from Washington State University, Pullman, Wash, USA,in 1984. He was in private practice for 2 years before heading to Colorado State University to do a residency in pathology and a Ph.D. degree studying the cellular immune response to feline retrovirus infection. He joined the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1995, and is currently Chief of the Vector-Host Laboratory. Zeidner's laboratory studies the immune response to vector (tick) feeding and is currently attempting to produce an antitick vaccine to prevent pathogen transmission. He is also involved in developing alternative strategies to block the enzootic cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme borreliosis.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2010