Eva Nagy

Dr Eva Nagy

Professor Emeritus/Emerita (University) - University of Guelph

DVM, PhD, DSc Budapest
 Office: PAHL 4801
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54760

 Lab: PAHL 4814
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54733

Research Interests

  • Veterinary virology
  • Molecular pathogenesis of avian virus infections
  • Development of recombinant viral vaccines for poultry
  • Diagnostic tests for viral diseases of animals

Honours and Professional Experiences

  • Editor of the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research
  • Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)


DVM and undergraduate curriculum

  • VETM*3450 Principles of Disease in Veterinary Medicine – Virology Unit;course co-ordinator
  • Phase 4 DVM: Diagnostic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Clinical Microbiology
  • MCB*4500 Research Projects (1) in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • MCB*4510 Research Projects (2) in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Graduate curriculum

  • PABI*6330 Viral Diseases
  • PABI*6960 Special Topics in Pathobiology
  • MCB*6330 Molecular Biology of Viruses

Selected Publications


  • Grgić, H., Krell, P.J and Nagy, É. 2014. Comparison of fiber gene sequences of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) and non-IBH strains of serotype 8 and 11 fowl adenoviruses. Virus Genes, 48:74-80 (E-pub, October 20, 2013). DOI: 10.1007/s11262-013-0995-y
  • Rebelo, A.R., Carman, S., Shapiro, J., van Dreumel, T., Hazlett, M. and Nagy, É. 2014.  Equid herpesvirus 9 isolates from zebras - Ontario Canada, 1989-2007. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, In press.
  • Barjesteh, N., Behboudi, S., Billanueva, A.I., Nagy, É. and Sharif, S. 2014. TLR ligands induce antiviral responses in chicken macrophages. PLoS ONE. August 28, 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105713.
  • Delnatte, P., Nagy, É., Ojkic, D., Leishman, D., Crawshaw, G., Elias, K. and Smith, D.A. 2014. Seroprevalence and prevalence of cloacal shedding of avian bornavirus in free-ranging waterfowl. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2014 Jul;50(3):512-523. doi: 10.7589/2013-08-218. Epub 2014 Apr 29.
  • Diaz-Mendez, A., Hewson, J., Shewen, P., Nagy, É.  and Viel, L. 2014. Characteristics of respiratory tract disease in horses inoculated with equine rhinitis A virus. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 75(2):169-78. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.75.2.169.
  • Grgić, H., Poljak, Z., Sharif, S. and Nagy, É. 2013. Pathogenicity and cytokine gene expression patterns of a serotype 4 fowl adenovirus isolate. PloS ONE 8(10): e77601. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077601
  • Deng, L., Sharif, S. and Nagy, É. 2013. Oral inoculation of chickens with a candidate fowl adenovirus 9 vector. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 20(8):1189-1196. (E-pub, June 5, 2013). DOI:10.1128/CVI.00187-13
  • Sunohara-Neilson, J.R., Brash, M., Carman, S., Nagy, É. and Turner, P.V. 2013.  Experimental infection of New Zealand white rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculi) with Leporid herpesvirus-4. Comparative Medicine, 63(5):422-431.
  • Grgic, H., Sharif, S, Haghihghi, H.R. and Nagy, É. 2013. Cytokine patterns associated with a serotype 8 fowl adenovirus infection. Viral Immunology, 26(2):143–149. DOI:10.1089/vim.2012.0078 (E-pub 2013 Mar 28). Highlighted article (“important article selected by Editor-in-chief David Woodland”)
  • Diaz-Mendez, A., Shewen, P., Viel, L. and Nagy, É. 2013. Genomic analysis of a Canadian equine rhinitis A virus reveals low diversity among field isolates.  Virus Genes, 46(2):280-286. doi: 10.1007/s11262-012-0848-0. Epub 2012 Nov 24.
  • Pasman, Y., Nagy, É. and Kaushik, A.K. 2012. Enhanced bovine herpes virus type 1 neutralization by multimerized scFvs regardless of differential glycosylation. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 19(8):1150-1157. [Epub 2012 June 13.]
  • St. Paul, M., Mallick, A.I., Read, L.R., Villanueva, A.I., Parvizi, P., Abdul-Careem, M.F., Nagy, É. and Sharif, S. 2012. Prophylactic treatment with Toll-like receptor ligands enhances host immunity to avian influenza virus in chickens. Vaccine, 30:4524-4531. [Epub 2012 Apr 22.]
  • Corredor, J.C. and Nagy, É. 2011. Antibody response and virus shedding of chickens inoculated with left end deleted fowl adenovirus 9-based recombinant viruses. Avian Diseases, 55(3):443-446.
  • Griffin, B.D. and Nagy, É. 2011. Coding potential and transcript analysis of fowl adenovirus 4: insight into uORFs as common sequence features in adenoviral transcripts. Journal of  General Virology, 92:1260-1272.Doi 10.1099/vir.0.030064-0
  • Grgic, H., Yang, D-H. and Nagy, É. 2011. Pathogenicity and complete genome sequence of a fowl adenovirus serotype 8 isolate. Virus Research, 156:91-97. Doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2011.01.002
  • Corredor, J.C. and Nagy, É. 2010. The non-essential left end region of the fowl adenovirus 9 genome is suitable for foreign gene insertion/replacement. Virus Research, 149:167-174.
  • Velarde, R., Calvin, S., Ojkic, D., Barker, I.K., and Nagy, É. 2010.
  • Corredor, J.C. and Nagy, É. 2010. A region at the left end of the fowl adenovirus 9 genome that is non-essential in vitro has consequences in vivoJournal of General Virology,
  • Abrahamyan, A., Nagy, É. and Golovan, S. P. 2009. Human H1 promoter expressed short hairpin RNAs (shRNA) suppress avian influenza virus replication in chicken CH-SAH and canine MDCK cells.Antiviral Research, 84:159-167.
  • Romanova, N., Corredor, J.C. and Nagy, É. 2009. Detection and quantitation of fowl adenovirus genome by a real-time PCR assay.Journal of Virological Methods, 159:58-63.

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