Our research areas of focus
How are infectious diseases transmitted from animals and human—and back again?
How does our gut microbiome change when we live with a pet or come into close contact with animals?
Can we leverage the bond between humans and animals to improve the health of both?
These are among the research questions we investigate to understand the health linkages between humans, animals and their shared environments. Together with our partners, we turn our research into innovative strategies to create a healthy coexistence between humans and animals in sustainable local and global ecosystems.
Our research examines:
- The transmission, prevention and control of infectious diseases.
- The interaction of human and animal microbiomes.
- Antimicrobial resistance and strategies to address the growing problem of bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
- The connections between humans and animals and their implications for health.