School of Veterinary Medicine | Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Chuck Czuprynski, is Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Past Director of the Food Research Institute. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens, with an emphases on the innate immune response to bovine respiratory pathogens and on zoonotic agents that cause foodborne disease (i.e. Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica). His lab also has investigated novel strategies to combat wound infections and the adverse effects of environmental toxins on the immune system.
The UW-Madison Food Research Institute is in its 77th year of helping the food industry produce safe food products for consumers. Depending on the interests of the audience I can give an overview of the Institute and the types of projects and outreach efforts it undertakes.