Dr. Daniel R. Barreda


Professor – Animal Immunity and Environmental Health
Department of Biological Sciences, and
Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science
University of Alberta, Canada

Room: CW325A1, Biological Sciences
Phone: (780) 492-0375
Fax: (780) 492-4265
Email: d.barreda@ualberta.ca

Academic Training
B.Sc. (with Distinction): University of Victoria
Ph.D. (with Distinction): University of Alberta
PDF: University of Pennsylvania

Current Research Interests

My laboratory is interested in the evolution of immune mechanisms, particularly as they relate to early responses against pathogens. These coordinate antimicrobial protection, inflammation control, and wound repair. Consequently, they are paramount in the defences against primary and secondary infections, as well as the management of energy resources. In addition to animal health and performance, our studies have broad implications for the prevention of pathogen spread, incidence of veterinary diseases and zoonoses, and environmental health. I hold appointments in the Department of Biological Sciences, and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta.

Representative projects:
1) Fever as an evolutionary conserved mediator of health.
2) Improved health and performance of fish through dynamic temperature control.
3) A natural antibiotic alternative for decreased pathogen spread and enhanced coastal and marine ecosystem health.
4) Promoting resilience of aquaculture systems in local marginalized communities and low- and middle-income countries.