June 10, 2024 Three MIP Students Named 2024-25 VPR Graduate Fellows

Diana Lowe (Telling lab), Elena Lian (Jackson lab) and Jebrail Dempsey (Hemming-Schroeder & Foy labs), were each awarded a 2024-25 VPR Graduate fellowship.

May 6, 2024 Volunteers Needed for Field Study on West Nile Virus Transmission

Researchers at Colorado State University are conducting a field study that will test a new method to control the transmission of West Nile virus around households in Northern Colorado and are looking for households volunteering to participate.

March 19, 2024 CSU One Health Institute awards 2024 faculty pilot and Student One Health projects

CSU’s One Health Institute recently announced the selection of two CSU faculty One Health pilot projects and four students for the first Student One Health awards.

October 26, 2023 What can slow West Nile virus in Colorado? Maybe a bird vaccine.

CSU professors Brian Foy and Gregg Dean explore if a vaccine based on a bacterium found in yogurt could help slow the spread of West Nile virus after Colorado saw its worst West Nile season since the early-2000s.

August 23, 2023 Why does Larimer County always have higher levels of West Nile virus? Here’s what we found

Insect-borne disease researcher Brian Foy provides insights as to why West Nile virus appears to be more prevalent in Northern Colorado.

May 15, 2023 Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity winners announced

Molly Ring of the Foy Lab wins Best in Show for her Oral Presentation on “The Role of Niemann-Pick Type C2 (NPC2) Genes During Ivermectin Blood Meal Response in Mosquito Plasmodium Vectors” at the CURC showcase.

December 15, 2021 Colorado Sun: No, there’s no evidence ivermectin can cure COVID. But can it fight West Nile virus in Colorado?

Brian Foy and his colleagues may have hit upon a way to dramatically reduce the spread of West Nile virus by using ivermectin to turn hungry birds into passive assassins.

November 29, 2021 Study: Potential to reduce West Nile virus transmission in humans by mixing ivermectin into bird feed

Researchers at the University of California, Davis and Colorado State University have found evidence that adding ivermectin to backyard bird feeders has potential to reduce local transmission of West Nile virus in the U.S.

September 3, 2021 CSU Professor Brian Foy: ‘No doctor should be prescribing ivermectin for COVID’

Brian Foy has been studying ivermectin for nearly a decade, long before it became a hot topic in the United States.

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