Troy Sutton


Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


  • Health & Medicine

Focus Areas:

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease

In The Media:


  • Sutton's research focuses on influenza and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 transmission, and vaccine research and development.
  • He also studies zoonotic strains of avian influenza and their potential to become wider outbreaks.

​Troy Sutton is an assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences and specializes in animal models of influenza, transmission of influenza viruses, the evolution of pandemic viruses, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Sutton performs research in the Eva J. Pell Laboratory, a BSL-3 research facility. Before joining the faculty at Penn State, Sutton worked as a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and the University of Maryland.

In The Media

The work at the Pell Lab also aides the health research of agriculture operations. Sutton studies influenza, including avian flu, an important field of study considering the large number of chickens on Pennsylvania farms.

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