AVMA/EveryCat Award for Viral Research

UC Davis professor earns the prestigious prize for 2021

Dr. Brian Murphy, a professor at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded the American Veterinary Medical Foundation/EveryCat Health Foundation Research Award for his research in two feline viral diseases: feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Established in 2009, the award honors a candidate’s contribution to advancing feline health through their research. Dr. Murphy’s work includes the exploration of the pathogenesis of the terminal phase of FIV infection (feline acquired immunodeficiency disease, or FAIDS) and identifying antiviral therapies to treat cats with FIP.