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Volker Gerdts Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Research Area(s)

  • Vaccinology and immunology

Academic Credentials

Dr. Gerdts received a DVM in 1994 from Hanover Veterinary School and a German PhD equivalent from the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Island of Riems and Hanover Veterinary School, Germany in 1997. A postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the German Research Council, was spent from 1998 to 2000 at VIDO in the area of vaccine discovery and mucosal immunology.

Dr. Gerdts is the Associate Director Research of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan.

In 2002, he became a research scientist at VIDO and is currently the program leader of the Neonatal Immunization Program at VIDO and the scientific manager of an international project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Gerdts' expertise is in the area of human and livestock vaccines, mucosal immunology, and vaccine delivery and formulation.

Research Interests

Development of neonatal vaccines; innate immunity at the respiratory surfaces (antimicrobial peptides); basic mechanisms of intestinal immunity; lymphocyte trafficking; mucosal immunology; chemokines; enteric infections; and knowledge transfer of basic research into applied clinical research and producers.

 For more information about Dr. Gerdts' research program, please visit his profile page on the VIDO website.

Publications

  • Amaral, A.F., Rahman, K.S., Kick, A.R., Cortes, L.M., Robertson, J., Kaltenboeck, B., Gerdts, V., O’Connell, C.M., Poston, T.B., Zheng, X., Liu, C., Omesi, S.Y., Darville, T., Käser, T.  2020.  Mucosal vaccination with uv-inactivated chlamydia suis in pre-exposed outbred pigs decreases pathogen load and induces cd4 t-cell maturation into ifn-γ+ effector memory cells.  Vaccines, 8(3): 353.  https://www.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030353         

  • Ambagala, A., Truong, T., Cottam-Birt, C., Berhane, Y., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U., Safronetz, D., Babiuk, S.  2020.  Susceptibility of chicken embryos, sheep, cattle, pigs, and chickens to Zika virus infection.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7: 23.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00023

  • Facciuolo, A., Lee, A.H., Gonzalez Cano, P., Townsend, H.G.G., Falsafi, R., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., Napper, S., Hancock, R.E.W., Mutharia, L.M., Griebel, P.J.  2020.  Regional Dichotomy in Enteric Mucosal Immune Responses to a Persistent Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis Infection.  Frontiers in Immunology, 11: 1020.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01020

  • Facciuolo, A., Lee, A.H., Trimble, M.J., Rawlyk, N., Townsend, H.G.G., Bains, M., Arsic, N., Mutharia, L.M., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Napper, S., Hancock, R.E.W., Griebel, P.J.  2020.  A bovine enteric mycobacterium infection model to analyze parenteral vaccine-induced mucosal immunity and accelerate vaccine discovery.  Frontiers in Immunology, 11: 586659.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2020.586659

  • Jores, J., Baldwin, C., Blanchard, A., Browning, G.F., Colston, A., Gerdts, V., Goovaerts, D., Heller, M., Juleff, N., Labroussaa, F., Liljander, A., Muuka, G., Nene, V., Nir-Paz, R., Sacchini, F., Summerfield, A., Thiaucourt, F., Unger, H., Vashee, S., Wang, X., Salt, J.  2020.  Contagious Bovine and Caprine Pleuropneumonia: a research community’s recommendations for the development of better vaccines.  npj Vaccines, 5(1): 66.  https://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41541-020-00214-2

  • Le, N.P.K., Gerdts, V., Singh, B.  2020.  Integrin alpha-v/beta3 expression in equine lungs and jejunum.  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 84(4): 245-251.

  • Lu, Y., Landreth, S., Liu, G., Brownlie, R., Gaba, A., Littel-van den Hurk, S.V.D., Gerdts, V., Zhou, Y.  2020.  Innate immune modulator containing adjuvant formulated HA based vaccine protects mice from lethal infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus.  Vaccine, 38(10): 2387-2395.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.01.051

  • Lutta, H.O., Odongo, D., Mather, A., Perez-Casal, J., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Berberov, E.M., Prysliak, T., Kyallo, M., Kipronoh, A., Olum, M., Pelle, R., Naessens, J.  2020.  Baseline analysis of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides antigens as targets for a DIVA assay for use with a subunit vaccine for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. BMC Veterinary Research, 16(1): 2453.  https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-020-02453-w

  • Trus, I., Berube, N., Jiang, P., Rak, J., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2020.  Zika virus with increased CpG dinucleotide frequencies shows oncolytic activity in glioblastoma stem cells.  Viruses, 12(5): 579.  https://www.doi.org/10.3390/v12050579

  • Trus, I., Udenze, D., Berube, N., Wheler, C., Martel, M.-J., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2020.  CpG-recoding in Zika virus genome causes host-age-dependent attenuation of infection with protection against lethal heterologous challenge in mice.  Frontiers in Immunology, 10: 3077.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.03077

  • Trus, I., Walker, S., Fuchs, M., Udenze, D., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2020.  A porcine model of Zika virus infection to profile the in utero interferon alpha response.  Methods in Molecular Biology, 2142: 181-195.  https://www.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0581-3_15

  • van Kessel, J., Strom, S., Deason, H., Vanmoorlehem, E., Berube, N., Hauta, S., Champika, F., Hill, J., Fonstad, T., Gerdts, V.  2020.  Time and temperature requirements for improved heat killing of pathogens in swine transport trailers.  ASABE 2020 Annual International Meetinghttps://www.doi.org/10.13031/aim.202000599

  • Garg, R., Latimer, L., Gomis, S., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S.  2019.  Maternal vaccination with a novel chimeric glycoprotein formulated with a polymer-based adjuvant provides protection from human parainfluenza virus type 3 in newborn lambs.  Antiviral Research, 162: 54-60.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2018.12.010

  • Levast, B., Hogan, D., Van Kessel, J., Strom, S., Walker, S., Zhu, J., Meurens, F.J., Gerdts, V.  2019.  Synthetic cationic peptide IDR-1002 and human cathelicidin LL37 modulate the cell innate response but differentially impact PRRSV replication in vitroFrontiers in Veterinary Science, 6: 233.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00233

  • Trus, I., Udenze, D., Cox, B., Berube, N., Nordquist, R.E., Van Der Staay, F.J., Huang, Y., Kobinger, G., Safronetz, D., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2019.  Subclinical in utero Zika virus infection is associated with interferon alpha sequelae and sex-specific molecular brain pathology in asymptomatic porcine offspring.  PLoS Pathogens, 15(11): e1008038.  https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008038

  • Udenze, D., Trus, I., Berube, N., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2019.  The African strain of Zika virus causes more severe in utero infection than Asian strain in a porcine fetal transmission model.  Emerging Microbes and Infections, 8(1): 1098-1107.  https://www.doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2019.1644967

  • Wasan, E.K., Syeda, J., Strom, S., Cawthray, J., Hancock, R.E., Wasan, K.M., Gerdts, V.  2019.  A lipidic delivery system of a triple vaccine adjuvant enhances mucosal immunity following nasal administration in mice.  Vaccine, 37(11): 1503-1515.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.058

  • Wilson, H.L., Gerdts, V., Babiuk, L.A.  2019.  Mucosal vaccine development for veterinary and aquatic diseases.  Mucosal Vaccines: Innovation for Preventing Infectious Diseases, 2020: 811-829.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811924-2.00048-1

  • Allan, B., Wheler, C., Köster, W., Sarfraz, M., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Dar, A.  2018.  In ovo administration of innate immune stimulants and protection from early chick mortalities due to yolk sac infection.  Avian Diseases, 62(3): 316-321.  https://www.doi.org/10.1637/11840-041218-Reg.1

  • Garg, R., Brownlie, R., Latimer, L., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S.  2018.  A chimeric glycoprotein formulated with a combination adjuvant induces protective immunity against both human respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus type 3.  Antiviral Research, 158: 78-87.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2018.07.021

  • Käser, T., Renois, F., Wilson, H.L., Cnudde, T., Gerdts, V., Dillon, J.-A.R., Jungersen, G., Agerholm, J.S., Meurens, F.  2018.  Contribution of the swine model in the study of human sexually transmitted infections.  Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 66: 346-360.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2017.11.022

  • Kreuzer-Redmer, S., Arends, D., Schulte, J.N., Karweina, D., Korkuc, P., Wöltje, N., Hesse, D., Pieper, R., Gerdts, V., Zentek, J., Meurens, F., Brockmann, G.A.  2018.  High dosage of zinc modulates T-cells in a time-dependent manner within porcine gut-associated lymphatic tissue.  British Journal of Nutrition, 120(12): 1349-1358.  https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114518002908

  • Magiri, R., Lai, K., Chaffey, A., Zhou, Y., Pyo, H.-M., Gerdts, V., Wilson, H.L., Mutwiri, G.  2018.  Intradermal immunization with inactivated swine influenza virus and adjuvant polydi(sodium carboxylatoethylphenoxy)phosphazene (PCEP) induced humoral and cell-mediated immunity and reduced lung viral titres in pigs.  Vaccine, 36(12): 1606-1613.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.02.026

  • Nyari, S., Khan, S.A., Rawlinson, G., Waugh, C.A., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Timms, P.  2018.  Vaccination of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) against Chlamydia pecorum using synthetic peptides derived from the major outer membrane protein.  PLoS ONE, 13(6): e0200112.  https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200112

  • Trus, I., Darbellay, J., Huang, Y., Gilmour, M., Safronetz, D., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2018.  Persistent Zika virus infection in porcine conceptuses is associated with elevated in utero cortisol levels.  Virulence, 9(1): 1338-1343.  https://www.doi.org/10.1080/21505594.2018.1504558

  • Darbellay, J., Cox, B., Lai, K., Delgado-Ortega, M., Wheler, C., Wilson, D., Walker, S., Starrak, G., Hockley, D., Huang, Y., Mutwiri, G., Potter, A., Gilmour, M., Safronetz, D., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2017.  Corrigendum to “Zika virus causes persistent infection in porcine conceptuses and may impair health in offspring” (EBioMedicine (2017) 25: 73–86. (S2352396417303754) (https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.021)).  EBioMedicine, 25: 187.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.10.021

  • Darbellay, J., Cox, B., Lai, K., Delgado-Ortega, M., Wheler, C., Wilson, D., Walker, S., Starrak, G., Hockley, D., Huang, Y., Mutwiri, G., Potter, A., Gilmour, M., Safronetz, D., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2017.  Zika Virus causes persistent infection in porcine conceptuses and may impair health in offspring.  EBioMedicine, 25: 73-86.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.021

  • Darbellay, J., Lai, K., Babiuk, S., Berhane, Y., Ambagala, A., Wheler, C., Wilson, D., Walker, S., Potter, A., Gilmour, M., Safronetz, D., Gerdts, V., Karniychuk, U.  2017.  Neonatal pigs are susceptible to experimental Zika virus infection.  Emerging Microbes and Infections, 6(2): e6.  https://www.doi.org/10.1038/emi.2016.133

  • Desclozeaux, M., Jelocnik, M., Whitting, K., Saifzadeh, S., Bommana, S., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Timms, P., Polkinghorne, A.  2017.  Safety and immunogenicity of a prototype anti-Chlamydia pecorum recombinant protein vaccine in lambs and pregnant ewes.  Vaccine, 35(27): 3461-3465.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.03.091

  • Desclozeaux, M., Robbins, A., Jelocnik, M., Khan, S.A., Hanger, J., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., Polkinghorne, A., Timms, P.  2017.  Immunization of a wild koala population with a recombinant Chlamydia pecorum Major Outer Membrane Protein (MOMP) or Polymorphic Membrane Protein (PMP) based vaccine: New insights into immune response, protection and clearance.  PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178786.  https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178786

  • Elahi, S., Thompson, D.R., Van Kessel, J., Babiuk, L.A., Gerdts, V.  2017.  Protective role of passively transferred maternal cytokines against Bordetella pertussis infection in newborn piglets.  Infection and Immunity, 85(4): e01063-16.  https://www.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.01063-16

  • Garg, R., Babiuk, L., van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S., Gerdts, V.  2017.  A novel combination adjuvant platform for human and animal vaccines.  Vaccine, 35(35): 4486-4489.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.067

  • Garg, R., Brownlie, R., Latimer, L., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S.  2017.  Vaccination with a human parainfluenza virus type 3 chimeric FHN glycoprotein formulated with a combination adjuvant induces protective immunity.  Vaccine, 35(51): 7139-7146.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.10.095

  • Garg, R., Latimer, L., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., Van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S.  2017.  Intranasal immunization with a single dose of the fusion protein formulated with a combination adjuvant induces long-term protective immunity against respiratory syncytial virus.  Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, 13(12): 2894-2901.  https://www.doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2017.1349584

  • Gerdts, V., Zakhartchouk, A.  2017.  Vaccines for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and other swine coronaviruses.  Veterinary Microbiology, 206: 45-51. https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.11.029

  • Käser, T., Pasternak, J.A., Delgado-Ortega, M., Hamonic, G., Lai, K., Erickson, J., Walker, S., Dillon, J.R., Gerdts, V., Meurens, F.  2017.  Chlamydia suis and Chlamydia trachomatis induce multifunctional CD4 T cells in pigs.  Vaccine, 35(1): 91-100.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.11.050

  • Namdar, A., Koleva, P., Shahbaz, S., Strom, S., Gerdts, V., Elahi, S.  2017.  CD71+ erythroid suppressor cells impair adaptive immunity against Bordetella pertussisScientific Reports, 7(1): 7728.  https://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07938-7

  • O'Meara, C.P., Armitage, C.W., Andrew, D.W., Kollipara, A., Lycke, N.Y., Potter, A.A., Gerdts, V., Petrovsky, N., Beagley, K.W.  2017.  Multistage vaccines containing outer membrane, type III secretion system and inclusion membrane proteins protects against a Chlamydia genital tract infection and pathology.  Vaccine, 35(31): 3883-3888.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.063

  • Sarfraz, M., Suleman, M., Tikoo, S.K., Wheler, C., Potter, A.A., Gerdts, V., Dar, A.  2017.  Immune responses to in ovo vaccine formulations containing inactivated fowl adenovirus 8b with poly[di(sodium carboxylatoethylphenoxy)]phosphazene (PCEP) and avian beta defensin as adjuvants in chickens.  Vaccine, 35(6): 981-986.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.12.023

  • Schulze, K., Ebensen, T., Babiuk, L.A., Gerdts, V., Guzman, C.A.  2017.  Intranasal vaccination with an adjuvanted polyphosphazenes nanoparticle-based vaccine formulation stimulates protective immune responses in mice.  Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 13(7): 2169-2178.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2017.05.012

  • Garg, R., Latimer, L., Wang, Y., Simko, E., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S.  2016.  Maternal immunization with respiratory syncytial virus fusion protein formulated with a novel combination adjuvant provides protection from RSV in newborn lambs.  Vaccine, 34(2): 261-269.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.029

  • Gerdts, V., van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, S., Potter, A.  2016.  Protection of neonates and infants by maternal immunization.  Expert Review of Vaccines, 15(11): 1347-1349.  https://www.doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2016.1195266

  • Käser, T., Pasternak, J.A., Hamonic, G., Rieder, M., Lai, K., Delgado-Ortega, M., Gerdts, V., Meurens, F.  2016.  Flow cytometry as an improved method for the titration of Chlamydiaceae and other intracellular bacteria.  Cytometry Part A, 89(5): 451-460.  https://www.doi.org/10.1002/cyto.a.22822

  • Khan, S.A., Desclozeaux, M., Waugh, C., Hanger, J., Loader, J., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., Polkinghorne, A., Beagley, K., Timms, P.  2016.  Antibody and cytokine responses of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) vaccinated with Recombinant Chlamydial Major Outer Membrane Protein (MOMP) with two different adjuvants.  PLoS ONE, 11(5): e0156094.  https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156094

  • Makadiya, N., Brownlie, R., Van Den Hurk, J., Berube, N., Allan, B., Gerdts, V., Zakhartchouk, A.  2016.  S1 domain of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus spike protein as a vaccine antigen.  Virology Journal, 13(1): 57.  https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s12985-016-0512-8

  • Mwirigi, M., Nkando, I., Aye, R., Soi, R., Ochanda, H., Berberov, E., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Perez-Casal, J., Naessens, J., Wesonga, H.  2016.  Experimental evaluation of inactivated and live attenuated vaccines against Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides.                Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 169: 63-67.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2015.12.006

  • Mwirigi, M., Nkando, I., Olum, M., Attah-Poku, S., Ochanda, H., Berberov, E., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., Perez-Casal, J., Wesonga, H., Soi, R., Naessens, J.  2016.  Capsular polysaccharide from Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides shows potential for protection against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 178: 64-69.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2016.07.002

  • Nkando, I., Perez-Casal, J., Mwirigi, M., Prysliak, T., Townsend, H., Berberov, E., Kuria, J., Mugambi, J., Soi, R., Liljander, A., Jores, J., Gerdts, V., Potter, A., Naessens, J., Wesonga, H.  2016.  Recombinant Mycoplasma mycoides proteins elicit protective immune responses against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 171: 103-114.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2016.02.010

  • Salmon H, Berri M, Gerdts V, Meurens F. 2009. "Humoral and cellular factors of maternal immunity in swine." Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 384-393.

  • Meurens F, Berri M, Auray G, Melo S, Levast B, Virlogeux-Payant I, Chevaleyre C, Gerdts V, Salmon H. 2009. "Early immune response following Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium infection in porcine jejunal gut loops." Veterinary Research. 5.

  • Garlapati S, Facci M, Polewicz M, Strom S, Babiuk LA, Mutwiri G, Hancock RE, Elliott MR, Gerdts V. 2009. "Strategies to link innate and adaptive immunity when designing vaccine adjuvants." Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 184-191.

  • Dar A, Potter A, Tikoo S, Gerdts V, Lai K, Babiuk LA, Mutwiri G. 2009. "CpG-ODNs activate innate immune response that suppresses infectious bronchitis virus replication in chicken embryos." Avian Diseases. Accepted.

  • Dar A, Potter A, Tikoo S, Gerdts V, Lai K, Babiuk LA, Mutwiri G. 2009. "CpG oligodeoxynucleotides activate innate immune response that suppresses infectious bronchitis virus replication in chicken embryos." Avian Diseases. 261-267.

  • Potter A, Gerdts V, Littel-van den Hurk SD. 2008. "Veterinary vaccines: alternatives to antibiotics?" Animal Health Research Reviews. 187-199.

  • Garlapati S, Facci M, Polewicz M, Strom S, Babiuk LA, Mutwiri G, Hancock RE, Elliott MR, Gerdts V. 2008. "Strategies to link innate and adaptive immunity when designing vaccine adjuvants." Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.

  • Elahi S, Thompson DR, Strom S, O'Connor B, Babiuk LA, Gerdts V. 2008. "Infection with Bordetella parapertussis but not Bordetella pertussis causes pertussis-like disease in older pigs." Journal of Infectious Diseases. 384-392.

  • Elahi S, Holmstrom J, Gerdts V. 2007. "The benefits of using diverse animal models for studying pertussis." Trends in Microbiology. 462-468.

  • Gerdts V, Littel-van den Hurk SD, Griebel PJ, Babiuk LA. 2007. "Use of animal models in the development of human vaccines." Future Microbiology. 667-675.

  • Mutwiri G, Gerdts V, Lopez M, Babiuk LA. 2007. "Innate immunity and new adjuvants." Rev Sci Tech. 147-156.

  • Meurens F, Whale J, Brownlie R, Dybvig T, Thompson DR, Gerdts V. 2007. "Expression of mucosal chemokines TECK/CCL25 and MEC/CCL28 during fetal development of the ovine mucosal immune system." Immunology. 544-555.

  • Meurens F, Berri M, Whale J, Dybvig T, Strom S, Thompson D, Brownlie R, Townsend HG, Salmon H, Gerdts V. 2006. "Expression of TECK/CCL25 and MEC/CCL28 chemokines and their respective receptors CCR9 and CCR10 in porcine mucosal tissues. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 313-327.

  • Gerdts V, Mutwiri GK, Tikoo SK, Babiuk LA. 2006. "Mucosal delivery of vaccines in domestic animals." Veterinary Research. 487-510.

  • Elahi S, Buchanan RM, Babiuk LA, Gerdts V. 2006. "Maternal immunity provides protection against pertussis in newborn piglets." Infection and Immunity. 2619-2627.

  • Elahi S, Buchanan RM, Attah-Poku S, Townsend HG, Babiuk LA, Gerdts V. 2006. "The host defense peptide beta-defensin 1 confers protection against Bordetella pertussis in newborn piglets." Infection and Immunity. 2338-2352.

  • Elahi S, Brownlie R, Korzeniowski J, Buchanan R, O'Connor B, Peppler MS, Halperin SA, Lee Sf, Babiuk LA, Gerdts V. 2005. "Infection of newborn piglets with Bordetella pertussis: a new model for pertussis." Infection and Immunity. 3636-3645.

  • Gerdts V, Tsang C, Griebel PJ, Babiuk LA. 2004. "DNA vaccination in utero: a new approach to induce protective immunity in the newborn." Vaccine. 1717-11727.

  • Uwiera RR, Gerdts V, Pontarollo R, Babiuk LA, Griebel P. 2002. "Plasmid DNA induces increased lymhocyte trafficking: A specific role for CpG motifs." Cell Immunology. 155-164.

  • Mutwiri G, Bowersock T, Kidane A, Sanchez M, Gerdts V, Babiuk LA, Griebel P. 2002. "Induction of mucosal immune responses following enteric immunization with antigen delivered in alginate microspheres." Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 269-276.

  • Gerdts V, Snider M, Brownlie R, Babiuk LA, Griebel PJ. 2002. "Oral DNA vaccination in utero induces mucosal immunity and immune memory in the neonate." Journal of Immunology. 1877-85.

  • Gerdts V, Uwiera RR, Mutwiri GK, Wilson DJ, Bowersock T, Kidane A, Babiuk LA, Griebel PJ. 2001. "Multiple intestinal 'loops' provide an in vivo model to analyse multiple mucosal immune responses. Journal of Immunological Methods. 19-33.

  • van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk S, Gerdts V, Loehr BI, Pontarollo R, Rankin R, Uwiera R, Babiuk LA. 2000. "Recent advances in the use of DNA vaccines for the treatment of diseases of farmed animals." Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 13-28.

  • Gerdts V, Babiuk LA, van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk S, Griebel PJ. 2000. "Fetal immunization by a DNA vaccine delivered into the oral cavity." Nature Medicine. 929-932