Dr Karin Darpel
Dr Karin Darpel is a veterinarian with more than 10 years’ experience in pathogenesis, immunology and virology of Culicoides-borne viruses focusing specifically on arboviruses of veterinary importance. Her group at the Pirbright Institute is particularly interested in the mammalian immune response towards insect blood-feeding and/or insect saliva and how the skin-vector interface may influence the dissemination and pathogenesis of transmitted viruses. Ongoing collaborative research projects within her group are funded by BBSRC, DEFRA or EU Horizon 20:20. In addition to her research programme Dr. Darpel contributes to BSc Veterinary Medicine, MSc and PhD programmes and she is a guest lecture in Veterinary Virology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey.