Professional Activities

University Committees

  • Council of Research, College of Veterinary Medicine: Member 2006-08
  • Search committee for Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine: 2007
  • Search committee for Mucosal Immunology Assistant/ Associate Professor: 2007
  • College of Veterinary Medicine International Task Force: 2008
  • Graduate Study Committee (VBS), College of Veterinary Medicine Combined Graduate Program (2008-present)
  • Council for Graduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine Combined Graduate Program (2009-present)
  • Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) Department of Veterinary Biosciences
    • Member: 2007-present
    • Chair: 2009-present

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Society for Mucosal Immunology
  • American Society for Microbiology

Professional Services

  • Editorial Board: Infection and Immunity (2000 – 2002)
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Immunology (2001 – 2005)
  • Associate Editor: Current Immunological Reviews (2005 – present)
  • NIH Study Sections:
    • Immunity and Host-Defense (Ad Hoc 2006-2008; Permanent member 2009-present)
    • Special Emphasis Panel: Partnership for Vaccine and Diagnostic Development (2004)
    • Special Emphasis Panel: Cooperative Research Partnerships for Biodefense (2007)
    • Special Emphasis Panel: Adjuvant Development Program (2008)
    • Special Emphasis Panel Study Section: Exploratory Investigations in Food Allergy (2008)
    • Special Emphasis Panel: Immune Defense Mechanisms at the Mucosa (2009)
    • Special Emphasis Panel: Partnerships for Biodefense (2010)
  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
    • Program Committee: Program Chair Mucosal and Regional Immunology Block Symposia (2009-2011)
    • Minority Affairs Committee (MAC): Member 2006-2009)
    • Chair Minority Affairs Committee (2009-present)

Graduate Training Record

  • Master's, 12
  • Post Doc, 4 (current 1, past 3)
  • PhD, (current 1, past 4 including 2 co-mentored)