Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Camden

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Emi is interested in zoonotic diseases at the human-animal interface and sustainable animal production. She is working on several projects supervised by Prof. Javier Guitian and Dr. Ana Mateus. Current research projects focus on antimicrobial resistance in the food chain, disease risk assessment of UK pig farms, and surveillance and impact of endemic diseases on UK dairy production.

Emi g raduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 with a BSc (Honours) in Biological Sciences during which she investigated viral host shifts. After graduating she worked as a field biologist for a year in Scotland and Madagascar studying sea birds and lemurs respectively. She then went on to study the MSc Wild Animal Biology at the Royal Veterinary College and carried out her MSc thesis at the University of Glasgow and Center for Virus Research. She investigated inter-species transmission dynamics of canine distemper virus (CDV) between Serengeti carnivores and explored new CDV molecular diagnostic methods. After graduating she worked in Bangkok for two years at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and the South East Asia Infections Disease Clinial Research Network (SEAICRN), where she conducted and supported clinical research studies in the Southeast Asian region. Since late 2015 she has been working as a Research Assistant for the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health group (VEEPH) at the RVC.

N Logan, E McMonagle, E Takahashi, M McDonald, MD Baron, M Gilbert, S Cleaveland, DT Haydon, MJ Hosie, B Willett. Efficient generation of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)-pseudotypes bearing morbilliviral glycoproteins and their use in quantifying virus neutralising antibodies. Vaccine 2016; 34 (6): 814-822

HMV Granroth-Wilding, SJ Burthe, S Lewis, K Herborn, E Takahashi, F Daunt, E Cunningham. Indirect effects of parasitism: impacts of infection on other individuals are greater than direct impacts on the host. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 2015; 282 (1811)

M Viana, S Cleaveland, J Matthiopoulos, J Halliday, C Packer, ME Craft, K Hampson, A Czupryna, P Dobson, EJ Dubovi, E Ernest, R Fyumagwa, R Hoare, JGC Hopcraft, L Horton, MT Kaare, F Lankester, C Mentzel, T Mlengeya, I Mzimbiri, E Takahashi, B Willet, DT Haydon, T Lembo. Dynamics of a morbillivirus at the domestic-wildlife interface: Canine Distemper Virus in domestic dogs and lions in the Serengeti. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2015; 122 (5):1464-1469

H Granroth-Wilding, S Burthe, S Lewis, T Reed, K Herborn, M Newell, E Takahashi, F Daunt, E Cunningham. Parasitism in early life: environmental conditions shape intra-brood variation in responses to infection. Ecology and Evolution 2014; 4 (17): 3408-3419

T Reed, F Daunt, AJ Kiploks, SJ Burthe, HMV Granroth-Wilding, E Takahashi, M Newell, S Wanless, EJA Cunningham. Impacts of parasites in early life: Contrasting effects on juvenile growth for different family members. Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2012; 7(2): e32236

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