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 the University Health Network, he helped to develop a humanized mouse model for HIV-1 infection and a ferret model for severe/lethal human H1N1 influenza infections. Dr. Karniychuk joined VIDO-InterVac in 2016 and is currently leading a Zika virus project. He also works on novel strategies and approaches for modified live vaccines.
- Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
- Animal models of viral diseases
- Viral pathogenesis
- Virus-host interactions
- Modified live vaccines