Frits van Ginkel

Auburn University, USA

Frits van Ginkel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pathobiology. He earned his B.S. degree in biology in 1981 and his M.S. degree in cellular biology in 1984 at the Agricultural University in Wageningen, The Netherlands. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in microbiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss, USA, in 1993, after which he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and joined the faculty there in 2000 as a Research Assistant Professor and moved to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. His research is focused on analyzing mucosal immune responses in the systemic and mucosal immune compartments to viral pathogens and viral vaccine vectors. Specifically, the role of mucosal inductive sites in generating humoral and cell-mediate immunity is measured as well as the contribution of different lymphocyte subpopulation to systemic and mucosal immune protection to pathogens such as infectious bronchitis virus or avian influenza.

Biography Updated on 31 January 2012

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