VBS Prion Team Proposes to Develop Rapid Testing Device for CWD in Deer
Responding to all those who are concerned about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the innovative, collaborative team headed by Assistant Professor Peter Larsen addressed state lawmakers's call to provide a better tool to assess the risk of CWD in Minnesota. Other team members include VBS Professor Pamela Skinner, VCS Assistant Professor Davis Seelig, VDL Assistant Professor Jeremy Schefers, and Electrical/Computer Engineering Professor Sang-Hyun Oh.
"That’s what drives our team, and is what occupies my mind when meeting stakeholders and thinking of this new test." -Dr. Peter Larsen
The team addressed the real-world urgency to identify, in realtime, the spread of CWD across the landscape of Minnesota. From the deer farmer trying to make a living, to the hunter trying to feed a family, the livelihood of many people in MN and beyond are at risk because of CWD.
-Professor Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, VBS Department Chair