Global Pathogens Laboratory Hosts NIAID Influenza Trainees

The Global Pathogens Laboratory hosted three international scholars for four weeks of training in influenza laboratory techniques. The three trainees, Urushadze, Rapuntean, and Myagmarsuh, learned influenza culturing techniques, molecular methods used for characterization of influenza specimens, and serological methods for identifying antibodies against influenza in human sera. Support for this training was provided by a grant from NIAID CEIRS network. Upon completion of the training, the visiting scholars were presented with a certificate and letter highlighting the training they received at the University of Florida.

Pictured above, with Dr Gary Heil of the Global Pathogens Laboratory, are Dr. Myagmarsuh, Department of Veterinary and Animal Breeding, Government of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Dr. Sorin Rapuntean, DVM, PhD, University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Cluj- Napoca, Romania; and Ms. Lela Urushadze MSC, Senior Specialist, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, The Republic of Georgia.