Coronaviruses: Global threats to humans and animals. Presented by Dr. Linda Saif

Dr. Linda Saif, known nationally and internationally for her work on interspecies transmission of coronaviruses and other comparative aspects of enteric and respiratory viral infections of food animals and humans, will be presenting her talk titled “Coronaviruses: Global threats to humans and animals” which she presented for The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative (GOHi) on February 20.

She is a member of the National Academy of Science (2003). In 2015, she became the first woman to receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. Among her many accomplishments, her laboratory serves as a WHO International Reference Lab for Animal Coronaviruses within the SARS Coronavirus Network and she provided coronavirus expertise to the U.S. CDC during the SARS outbreak. She served as an animal coronavirus expert for the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia to advise officials on MERS coronavirus in camels and control strategies. Her lab served as an International Reference Lab for TGEV porcine coronavirus for the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), Paris, France.