Towards One Health: Understanding Disease with Animal Models

Friday, May 10, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Room 26AB

Towards One Health: Understanding Disease with Animal Models

Sponsored by the AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee

Support in part provided by the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)


  • Crystal Loving, Natl. Animal Dis. Ctr., ARS, USDA, AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee Chair
  • Alan J. Young, South Dakota State Univ., AAVI President


  • John P. Driver, Univ. of Florida, The pig as a translational model to evaluate NKT cell therapy
  • Jodi L. McGill, Iowa State Univ., Use of the neonatal calf for development of novel intervention strategies to reduce and prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection
  • Adam J. Moeser, Michigan State Univ., Early life stress impacts lifelong immune function, but how? Studying piglets may shed light
  • Irene Salinas, Univ. of New Mexico, Rainbow trout as model for understanding neuroimmune interactions at the nasal mucosa

One Health is an approach to ensure the well-being of people, animals, and the environment through collaborative problem solving and interdisciplinary collaboration. Many of the microbes and environmental stressors that impact humans also impact animals, as they overlap in many of the same ecosystems. The intent of this symposium is to present research in animal models that provide important discoveries and findings for improving both human and animal health. The symposium will feature research in pigs, neonatal cattle, and fish and will span topics of stress, interventions, therapy, and neuroimmune interactions. It will showcase commonalities between human and animal health, and highlight the value of One Health approach for understanding immunity and enhancing disease resilience.