As the risk of HEV exposure appears to rise in the human population an opportunity for production and certification of HEV free meat products, especially pork, is emerging.
Iowa State University. United States
Mag. vet. med (DVM equivalent), 2001, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria
Dr. vet.med. (Veterinary Science), 2002, University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria
PhD (Veterinary Pathology/Statistics), 2006, Iowa State University
2010-Present. Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2006-2010. Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2002-2006. Post Doctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Recent Honors and Awards:
2009 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
Selected Professional and Academic Associations:
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (2002-present)
American Association of Swine Veterinarians (2006-present)
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (2007-present)
Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease (2008-present)
Updated CV 08-May-2013
During 2012 PCV2 variants or mutants (mPCV2) appeared in the USA and were frequently associated with PCV-associated diseases. The possibility of lack of cross-protection of commercial vaccines against mPCV2 is now of major concern.
PRRSV by itself may induce mild-to-severe respiratory disease but rarely results in mortality.
Genomic changes can be associated with increased virulence or decreased immunogenicity.