Susan R Compton, PhD

Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine; Director, Molecular, Serological and Virological Diagnostics

Research Interests

Animal Diseases; Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Rodent Diseases; Virus Diseases; Zoonoses

Public Health Interests

Infectious Disease; Infectious Disease Transmission; Viruses; Zoonosis

Research Organizations

Comparative Medicine

Molecular Virology: Virology Laboratories

Research Summary

  1. Understanding the pathogenesis and epizootiology of rodent pathogens
  2. Development and validation of new diagnostic methods to detect rodent pathogens (astrovirus, coronavirus, parvovirus, norovirus, fur mites, pinworms)

Specialized Terms: Pathogenesis of rodent viral infections; Diagnostic Virology; Communicable Diseases; Coronavirus; Disease Control; Disease Model; Fur Mites; Gastrointestinal Infection; Host Organism Interaction; Immunoassay; Infectious Diseases/Agents; Intestinal Mucosa; Laboratory Mouse; Laboratory Rat; Norovirus; Parvovirus; Pathogenesis; Pinworms; PCR; Rat Coronavirus; Respiratory Diseases; RT-RCR; Serology; Sialodacryoadenitis Virus; Virology; Virulence; Virus Infection Mechanism; Virus Protein; Virus Receptor;

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Susan R Compton, PhD
Mailing Address
Comparative MedicinePO Box 208016
New Haven, CT 06520-8016

Virology Diagnostic Lab