Clinical disease and outcome following PRRS infection has significant inherited components.
Raymond R.R. Rowland
Kansas State University. United States
Raymond “Bob” Rowland is a professor in the Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology department of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Rowland’s current research interests center on addressing fundamental problems in infectious diseases caused by emerging pig viruses. The current focus is on molecular mechanisms of diseases caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). Related research includes the control of PRRS in the field and the development of novel detection methods for domestic and foreign animal diseases.
Rowland’s research is supported by funding from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Pork Board (NPB) and various other entities. Besides research, Rowland is actively involved in the research training of graduate, undergraduate and DVM students. He teaches introductory lectures in veterinary virology for DVM students and is the coordinator of the DVM/PhD dual degree program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Rowland is co-director of the PRRS Host Genetics Consortium (PHGC) and executive director of the North American and international PRRS symposia. Rowland serves on advisory boards related to PRRS and other infectious diseases.
Updated CV 26-Nov-2013