Dr. Shawn Babiuk

Research Scientist

Current research and/or projects

The development of diagnostics and vaccines for capripoxvirus as well as improved vaccines for influenza.

Research and/or project statements

A single vaccine to combat livestock diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

Development of improved influenza vaccines

Professional activities / interests

Member DISCONTOOLS expert panel capripoxvirus

Education and awards

B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan, 1997

Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Science (Viral Immunology), University of Saskatchewan, 2003

Key publications

Babiuk, S., Masic, A., Graham, J., Neufeld, J., van der Loop, M., Copps, J., Berhane, Y., Pasick, J., Potter, A., Babiuk, L.A., Weingartl, H., Zhou, Y. An elastase-dependent attenuated heterologous swine influenza virus protects against pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza challenge in swine. Vaccine. (2011) 29:3118-23.

Babiuk, S., Albrecht, R., Berhane, Y., Marszal, P., Richt, J.A., García-Sastre, A., Pasick, J., Weingartl, H. 1918 and 2009 H1N1 influenza viruses are not pathogenic in birds. Journal of General Virology. (2010) 91:339-42.

Babiuk, S., Bowden, T.R. Boyle, D.B. Wallace, D., Kitching, R.P. Capripoxviruses, a worldwide threat to sheep, goats and cattle. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. (2008) 55:263-72.