OVC Prof’s Immune Response Research Featured in Globe and Mail

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Prof. Bonnie Mallard

Prof. Bonnie Mallard, Pathobiology, was interviewed by the Globe and Mail May 25 about her high immune response technology research. The story was part of a feature on the winners of this year’s Governor General’s Innovation Awards. Mallard’s invention allows farmers and breeders to identify animals whose immune systems make them most disease-resistant. She said her research is not about treating sick animals but about making sure animals do not get sick in the first place. Mallard hopes to expand the technology to other farm animals. She studies disease resistance and genetic selection for enhanced immune responsiveness.