Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Principal Investigator: Helene Marquis

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Email: hm72@cornell.edu; Phone: 607-253-3273
Sponsor: Morris Animal Foundation
Grant Number: D13EQ-804
Title: Role of Pili in Colonization of Equine Respiratory Epithelium by Streptococcus equi spp. equi
Annual Direct Cost: $10,000
Project Period: 1/1/2013-12/31/2013

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project aims at assessing the role of bacterial surface pili in colonization of equine respiratory epithelium by Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi), the causative agent of strangles.