- Stewart Bldg. 2518
Xiao Ting (Wendy) Xie
Wendy completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto under the Human Biology department specializing in Physiology. She completed the Masters program in the Department of Pathobiology here at the University of Guelph, which focused on metagenomic analysis of the mink fecal virome. Now in her PhD at the department of Population Medicine, Wendy uses mathematical modelling to simulate avian influenza (H9N2) infection dynamics in chickens and virus transmission patterns within poultry flocks. Outside of research, Wendy enjoy painting, sewing, and teaching yoga to the lovely folks at Norfolk Manor.
Wendy's research is focused on using mathematical modeling to simulate avian influenza (AI) infection dynamics within the host, as well as transmission within poultry flocks. In these simulations, we will assess how the host immune response, different transmission routes, and various vaccine interventions affect AI transmission patterns within the flock. The results of this study may be used to optimize prevention and control strategies to reduce the level of animal morbidity and economic impact of AI outbreaks on production farms.