Evaluating Symptoms of BRDC in Bovines

Student Name: 
Amy Kim
UCD Department: 
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
UCD Mentor: 
Dr. Laurel Gershwin

Kim is participating in a study on the bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC), a deadly disease which costs the US cattle industry at least $3 billion dollars each year. Amy’s work in the lab, mainly involving virology, animal science, and molecular biology, will also include introducing different viruses to bovine steers for the evaluation of symptoms and for the search of traits that show resistance to this deadly bovine disease. In the end, not only will she will accumulate hours and hours of relevant lab experience, Amy will also help to find a cure to this costly disease