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Assistant Professor of Vet Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University

Researcher investigating differences between infants and adults immunologically with respect to why the young often get more sick with viruses. Investigating new mRNA vaccines and protein vaccines for diseases that infect humans and ag animals especially focused on coronaviruses, influenza (seasonal and high path), RSV, and parainfluenza. Investigating basic nucleic acid structures in RSV and competition between Sars-CoV-2 and RSV for infection in the same individuals.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Iowa State University


  • 2005 
    Iowa State University, Immunology, Virology, and Vaccinology