Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization -
International Vaccine Centre

Uladzimir Karniychuk


Uladzimir Karniychuk received his DVM in 2005 from the Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Belarus, and completed his PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the Ghent University, Belgium, in 2012. During his PhD training, he worked on the pathogenesis of PRRSV infection caused by a highly pathogenic East European virus strain and PRRSV-host interactions in the endometrium and placenta. As a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University and University Health Network, he helped to develop the humanized mouse model for HIV-1 infection and ferret model for severe/lethal human H1N1 influenza infections. Dr. Karniychuk joined VIDO-InterVac in 2016 and is currently leading a Zika virus project.

Research interests:

  • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Animal models of viral diseases
  • Virus-Host Interactions
  • Virus attenuation approaches for vaccine development

Current Projects: