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Professional Activities

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association for Immunologists
  • Ohio Virology Association
  • OSU Infectious Diseases Institute
  • OSU Center for RNA Biology 


Professional Services

Ad hoc member, NIH Virology B Study Section
Member, NIH Virology Special Emphasis Study Section
Member, NIH Immunology Special Emphasis Study Section 
Member, NIH Fellowship Study Section
Member, NIH COVID-19 Special Study Section
Member, Canada Genome Study Section  
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
USDA The National Integrated Food Safety Initiative (NIFSI)
USDA Cooperative Research and Extension Service (CSREES)
The United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund
French National Research Agency (ANR), France
The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
Member, OSU Presidential Fellowship Committee
Member, OSU Graduate Student Fellowship Committee 


Editorial Board   

2016-present Editorial Board Member, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

2018-present Editorial Board Member, Frontier Microbiology

2020-present Editorial Board Member, Animal Diseases 

2015-present Guest editor, PloS Pathogens 

2019-present Guest editor, Pathogens 

2010-2018 Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Food Microbiology



Journal Ad Hoc Reviewer: 

Nature Microbiology, Nature Protocol, Nature Communications, Nature Review Microbiology, iScience, Cell Reports, PLoS Pathogens, Journal of Virology, Virology, Journal of General Virology, Virology Journal, Journal of Medical Virology, Journal of Virological Methods, Archives of Virology, Virus Research, Viruses, Vaccine, NPJ Vaccine, PNAS, mBio, PloS One, RNA Biology, Nucleic Acids Research, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Food Microbiology, and 40 other journals. 


Honors and Awards

2009 OSU Distinguished Mentor for Undergraduate Student

2010 USDA Service Award

2011 OSU Early Career Innovator of the Year-finalist

2011 TechColumbus Innovation Awards

2012 OSU Early Career Innovator of the Year-finalist

2016  Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence

2018  Charles C. Capen Teaching Excellence Award

2021 OSU Innovator of the Year-finalist