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February 25, 2021

Natasha Gaudreault to present Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Seminar

Submitted by Brandy Nowakowski

Natasha Gaudreault, research assistant professor, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology will present "SARS-CoV2 and Domestic Cats" for the next Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology seminar at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, via Zoom.

Gaudreault received a Bachelor of Science in biology at Kansas State University, her doctorate in molecular biology/microbiology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and completed a postdoc in microbiology with the USDA-ARS Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit. 

At K-State, Gaudreault is a member of the Richt laboratory and investigates emerging, transboundary and zoonotic viral diseases toward the development of control strategies for economically important pathogens, including African swine fever virus, Rift Valley fever virus and SARS-CoV-2. Her research, largely conducted in a BSL3 laboratory, includes studies related to vaccine development, disease pathogenesis and molecular virology. Her main interests and areas of expertise are molecular characterization of viral pathogens and virus-host interactions. Additional interests include arbovirology, especially vector involvement in transmission, and host pathogenesis.