Paulo H. Verardi

Associate Professor

Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
University of Connecticut
61 N. Eagleville Rd, Unit 3089
Storrs, CT 06269-3089
Email:  paulo.verardi @
Telephone:  (860) 486-3420


  • PhD 1997  Comparative Pathology (Molecular Virology), University of California, Davis
  • BS   1989  Biological Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Courses Taught

  • PVS 1000, Biomedical Issues in Pathobiology (guest lecturer)
  • PVS 3094W, Seminar (team-taught)
  • PVS 3700, Emerging Infectious Diseases (guest lecturer)
  • PVS 5202, Viral Pathogenesis (team-taught)
  • PVS 5401, Immunobiology (solo)
  • PVS 5632, Vaccines: Mechanisms of Immune Protection (guest lecturer)
  • MCB 3246/5240, Virology (guest lecturer)

Research Interests

  • Vaccine development.
  • Enhanced safety and efficacy of recombinant viral vectors such as vaccinia virus (VACV).
  • Biodefense, zoonotic, and emerging infectious diseases, including vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
  • Vector-borne diseases.
  • Tick-borne diseases.
  • Oncolytic viral therapy and gene therapy.
  • Viral immunology, pathogenesis, and immunomodulation.
  • Molecular virology and synthetic biology.
  • Retrovirology, including simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) as a model for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).


Contact Us

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
61 North Eagleville Road, Unit-3089
Telephone: (860) 486-4000
Fax: (860) 486-2794