G. Caroline Engle Distinguished Professorship in Research on Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Dana Shaw is a PhD scientist with cross disciplinary training in microbiology, immunology, and entomology. Tick-borne diseases continue to be an issue that plague both human and veterinary medicine. Various issues hinder the ability to combat tick-borne disease including the lack of effective vaccines, antibiotic resistance, and misdiagnosis. Limiting disease transmission by interfering with tick-pathogen interactions is an attractive solution to these problems. Dana Shaw’s research centers on this issue by investigating the molecular mechanics that govern pathogen-tick-host interactions with the goal of understanding how and why vector-borne microbes persist within arthropods.