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Janet Daly

Associate Professor in Emergent Viruses, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Janet Daly obtained a BSc (Hons) in Animal Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Leeds. She then worked as a laboratory technician at the Animal Health Trust for a year before beginning part-time study towards a PhD on antigenic and genetic variation in equine influenza viruses. After gaining her PhD in 1995, she moved into the human influenza field, first at the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, then at Glaxo Wellcome (now Glaxo Smithkline). She returned to the Animal Health Trust in 2001 where she built up the influenza group over the next 5 years. Although she then moved to the University of Liverpool to study immunopathology of Japanese encephalitis virus, she maintained her involvement in equine virology. After a brief spell as a medical writer, she joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2009. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2017.

Expertise Summary

  • Epidemiology and evolution of viruses
  • Development and testing of viral vaccines, antivirals and diagnostics
  • Science communication

A list of publications can be seen on Google Scholar

Teaching Summary

I deliver teaching across several modules in the BVM BVS degree. I was Module Convenor for the Personal and Professional Skills Modules (years 1 and 2) from when I first joined the School of… read more

Research Summary

My expertise is in the field of emerging / re-emerging RNA viruses. I have extensive experience of strain surveillance of equine influenza viruses and worked closely with veterinary vaccine… read more

Recent Publications

I deliver teaching across several modules in the BVM BVS degree. I was Module Convenor for the Personal and Professional Skills Modules (years 1 and 2) from when I first joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2009 for 5 years. I was then appointed Programme Lead for the 3-year BVMedSci degree.

I obtained my Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2013 and became a Senior Fellow fo the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Current Research

My expertise is in the field of emerging / re-emerging RNA viruses. I have extensive experience of strain surveillance of equine influenza viruses and worked closely with veterinary vaccine manufacturers in the conduct of clinical trials. An outcome of my PhD studies was the establishment of a formal vaccine strain selection system for equine influenza vaccines similar to that for human influenza. In collaboration with mathematical modellers, I have been involved in the development of models to predict the likelihood of vaccine breakdown and occurrence of outbreaks in equine populations (e.g. Park, Daly et al. Science 2009:326:726-8). In the field of human influenza, I was involved in developing a cell-based susceptibility assay for neuraminidase inhibitors of influenza. I also studied the genetic and immunological safety of influenza DNA vaccines. The interspecies transmission of equine influenza to dogs (Daly et al. Emerg. Inf. Dis. 2008:14:461) ignited an interest in understanding the molecular and cellular pathogenesis, host range restrictions and transmissibility of influenza viruses. I also gained expertise in Flaviviridae at the University of Liverpool, and am currently applying expertise gained working with influenza viruses to members of the flavivirus family.

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