Professional Activities

National service and honors (selection of recent)

  • Co-organizer, Retroviruses 2015, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, 2015
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on viral models of cellular RNA biology, Syria, VA, 2009 and 2013
  • International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses, Retroviruses, 2012 - present
  • Co-organizer, UCI-sponsored West Coast Retrovirus Meeting, October, Palm Springs, CA, 2012
  • Executive Director, Life Sciences Network, Ohio State University, 2011-present
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for Microbiology, 2011
  • Chair, Council for Graduate Studies, Graduate program in Comparative & Veterinary Medicine, 2010-2012
  • State-of-the-Art lecture, American Society for Virology, 28th Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2009
  • Reviewer, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award study sections, 2008-2010
  • David White Endowed Professorship, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, 2008-present
  • Permanent Member, NIH Virology B study section, 2007-2011
  • Ad hoc NIH study sections and site visits 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007

Ohio State University memberships, present

  • Joint appointment, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics, College of Medicine
  • Active graduate faculty mentor
    • Comparative and Veterinary Medicine graduate program
    • Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology interdisciplinary graduate program
    • Biomedical Sciences graduate program
    • Molecular Genetics graduate program
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
  • Center for Microbial Interface Biology
  • Davis Heart and Lung Institute
  • Center for Retrovirus Research
  • Center for RNA Biology

Administrative service, selected

  • Elected, Executive Committee, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-2017
  • Chair, Council for Graduate Studies, Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, 2010-2012, member 2012-2015
  • Chair, Veterinary Biosciences Faculty Advisory Committee, 2006-2010
  • Elected, Veterinary Biosciences Faculty Advisory Committee, 2004-2010
  • Elected, College of Veterinary Medicine Honors and Awards Committee, 2004-2008
  • Appointed, University Research Committee, 2004-2007
  • Elected, University Graduate Research Council, 2001-2007
  • Appointed, University Curriculum Committee, 2001-2003
  • Appointed, Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology Graduate Studies Committee, 1998-2001
  • Elected, Veterinary Biosciences Graduate Studies Committee, 1997-2008, 2009-present

Contributions to didactic education

  • Veterinary Biosciences/Molecular Genetics/Molecular Biochemistry 7880.07, Advanced post-transcriptional control of genes
  • Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program, College of Medicine, Gene regulation core
  • Veterinary Biosciences/Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Viral pathogenesis
  • Veterinary Medicine 540, Cell biology
  • Veterinary Medicine 618, Hemic-Lymphatic
  • Veterinary Biosciences /Pathology 640, Fundamentals of oncology