Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Dan Tucker's research interests lie in the control of infectious diseases that threaten food chain security. These threats to food security include animal-to-human infections (zoonoses), over-reliance on antimicrobial drugs, reduced feed conversion efficiency, and compromised welfare.
Dan combines his clinical interest in intensive pig production with multidisciplinary research that includes molecular and epidemiological approaches aiming towards better prevention and management of infectious disease. His current research is focused on application of new molecular technologies to entrenched endemic diseases of pigs. This includes whole genome sequencing studies of bacterial respiratory pathogens of pigs to identify new diagnostic and epidemiological tools.