Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Host-Pathogen Interactions and Vaccinology

Judy graduated with a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of the West of England. During her degree she spent a year working with Professor Ted Ross at the East Carolina School of Medicine developing DNA vaccines for influenza viruses. Judy completed her PhD on the characterisation of the novel ‘human matapnumovirus’ at the Health Protection Agency, under the supervision of Professor Maria Zambon. Judy then joined the RVC as a post-doctoral virologist working with Professor Joe Brownlie to develop a vaccine for canine respiratory coronavirus. Judy now leads the virology research within this interdisciplinary team.

Judy’s research interests are in new and emerging infectious diseases. Her current focus is on understanding the role of viruses in the pathogenesis of canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD); a multifactorial disease complex of dogs involving many different viral and bacterial agents; with a view to developing new and efficacious vaccines. Recently Judy has been working on a number of new and emerging viruses in this area, in particular canine corona-, hepaci- and pneumo- viruses.

El-Attar L, Mitchell J, Brownlie H, Priestnall S, Brownlie J. Detection of non-primate hepaciviruses in UK dogs. Virology (In Press).

Caddy S, de Rougemont A, Emmott E, El-Attar L, Mitchell JA, Belliot G, Brownlie J, Le Pendu J, Goodfellow I. Evidence for human norovirus infection of dogs in the UK. Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2015 Apr 1. pii: JCM.02778-14). 

Mitchell JA, Brownlie J. The challenges in developing effective canine infectious respiratory disease vaccines. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2015. Mar; 67(3):372-81.

Caddy S, Emmott E, El-Attar L, Mitchell J, de Rougemont A, Brownlie J, Goodfellow I. Serological Evidence for Multiple Strains of Canine Norovirus in the UK Dog Population. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 5;8(12):e81596.

Mitchell JA, Cardwell J, Dubovi E and Brownlie J. Detection of canine pneumovirus in dogs with canine infectious respiratory disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2013 Dec; 51(12):4112-9.

Priestnall S, Mitchell JA, Walker CA, Erles K, Brownlie J. New and Emerging Pathogens in Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease: A Review. Journal of Veterinary Pathology. 14 Nov 2013.

Mitchell JA, Brooks HW, Szladovits B, Erles K, Gibbons R, Shields S, Brownlie J. Tropism and pathological findings associated with canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV). 2013. Veterinary Microbiology 162 (2-4): 582-94.

Mitchell JA, Brooks H, Shiu KB, Brownlie J, and Erles K. Development of a quantitative real time PCR for the detection of canine respiratory coronavirus. 2009. Journal of Virological Methods 155(2): 136-42.

Priestnall SL, Mitchell JA, Brooks HW, Brownlie J, Erles K. Quantification of mRNA encoding cytokines and chemokines and assessment of ciliary function in canine tracheal epithelium during infection with canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV). 2009. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 127(1-2):38-46.

Mitchell JA, Green TD, Bright RA, Ross TM. Induction of heterosubtypic immunity to influenza A virus using a DNA vaccine expressing hemagglutinin-C3d fusion proteins. 2003. Vaccine 21(9-10):902-14.

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