Swine Health Blackbelt #8 - Tracking lineage of PRRS variants across the US

animal health animal research swine health blackbelt Jun 29, 2022

Hi Doc - your weekly 9-minute swine health research update is here:

One important step in discovering a solution to PRRS, is first trying to figure out where in the world all these variants are coming from. That is what Dr. Nakarin Pamornchainavakul is trying to do. In this episode, he and I talk about his work trying to track the ancestry of PRRS L1C 144 to better understand how it spread and how this virus mutated to its current variant.

Meet the guest: 

Dr. Nakarin Pamornchainavakul received his DVM in 2017 from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and is now currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. His research primarily focuses on discovering the origin of PRRSV variants appearing across the United States.