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Evan Brenner

Thesis Advisor: Srinand Sreevatsan

Year entered: 2014

Degrees received:
B.S., Towson University, Towson, MD, 2012

Honors and Awards:

  • NIH T32 fellowship, PharmacoNeuroImmunology (PNI) Program, 2015-present

Thesis Research:
Zoonotic diseases pose a major threat to global health and economies. By investigating novel vaccine platforms, I aim to reduce the cost of immunizations, develop vaccines for neglected diseases, and bring vaccines to underserved or underdeveloped regions around the world. My initial focus is on a vaccine to prevent Johne’s disease, an infection of ruminants and major burden on animal production globally caused by a persistent intracellular mycobacterial pathogen.