Claudio L Afonso

Animal Science



I am a molecular virologist and the Lead Scientist on Newcastle Disease at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory of the USDA. My current studies involve the development and evaluation of experimental vaccines against Newcastle disease, the analysis of the role of vaccination on virus evolution, analysis of NDV pathogenesis and studies on the host innate immune response to viral infection. I used to work at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center of the USDA.

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