College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


Finding Alternatives to Antibiotics: Harnessing Viruses to Fight Bacteria in Dairy Cows

Dariy farm
A virus might not seem like the most effective way to fight an infection to most people, but as UMD Associate Professor Daniel Nelson explains, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” With UMD Assistant Professor Kasey Moyes of Animal and Avian Sciences as principal investigator, Nelson of Veterinary...

AGNR Scientist Awarded Funding to Further Lyme Disease Research

With more than 300,000 new cases per year, according to newly revised estimates from the CDC, Lyme disease continues to be a persistent threat to public health in the United States. Yet a vaccine to prevent the often devastating complications of human infection is still unavailable. Dr. Utpal Pal,...

Faculty Research in Focus: Xiaoping Zhu

The key to preventing infections to allergies to common types of cancers may lie in the mysterious mucosal immune system – the portion of the immune system that protects areas of the body exposed to the external environment, such as the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. Because it is such an...
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