Dr. Schat is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
He received the DVM degree from the State University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
in 1970, and his PhD from Cornell University in 1978 studying virology.
Since 1978, he has held successive positions at the College of Veterinary
Medicine, Cornell University. Throughout his career he has obtained continuous
extramural funding to study avian virology and especially Marek's disease
and recently chicken infectious anemia virus. Since 2006, he has been
studying the pathogenesis of infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza
H5N1 strains in a joint project between the Australian Animal Health Laboratory
(AAHL) of the CSIRO Livestock Industries, the CDC, and the College of
Veterinary Medicine. This research is conducted in the high containment
facilities of AAHL in Australia (details).
Keila Dhondt, Research Associate
Miller, M.M., K.W. Jarosinski, and K.A. Schat. (2005). Positive and negative regulation of chicken anemia virus transcription. J Virol, 79:2859-2868.
Jarosinski, K.W., N. Osterrieder, V.K. Nair, and K.A. Schat. (2005). Attenuation of Marek's disease virus (MDV) by deletion of open reading frame RLORF4 but not RLORF5a. J. Virol. 79:11647-11659.
Jarosinski, K. W. and K.A. Schat. (2007). Multiple alternative splicing to exons II and III of viral interleukin 8 (vIL-8) in the Marek's disease virus genome: the importance of vIL-8 exon I. Virus Genes. E-pub ahead of print (2006).
Li, X., K.W. Jarosinski, and K.A. Schat. (2006). Expression of Marek's disease virus phosphorylated polypeptide pp38 produces splice variants and enhances metabolic activity. Vet Microbiol. 117:154-168.
Schat, K.A., and E. Baranowski. (2007). Animal vaccination and the evolution of viral pathogens. Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz. 26:327-338.
Davison, F., Kaspers, B. and Schat, K.A. (eds). (2008). Avian Immunology, Elsevier, London, San Diego, CA. ISBN: 978-0-12-370634-3.