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Professional Activities

Department Membership

  • Chair, Department Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • Postdoctoral Training Program in Mouse Pathobiology
  • DVM/Ph.D. Student training program

College Membership 

  • College Promotion and Tenure Committee

University Membership

  • Medical Scientist Training Program, College of Medicine
  • Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
  • Microbiology Department Graduate Program 
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Program
  • Distinguished University Scholar Selection Committee 
  • Distinguished University Professor Selection Committee
  • Presidents and Provosts Advisory Committee (PPAC) 

 Professional Service

  • National Institutes of Health, Bacteriology and Mycology-1 Regular Member 1999 - 2000
  • Grayson-Jockey Club Research Advisory Committee Regular Member 1998 - 2000
  • National Institutes of Health, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Regular Member 1995 - 1999
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Grant Review Regular Member 1988 - 2000                                                   

Clinical Service

  • Potomac horse fever and canine ehrlichiosis diagnostics (PCR, sero and culture isolation)


  • VM6550 Comparative Biology of Disease (Core) Team leader, and Section of Bacteriology
  • VM530 Functional Histology (Core) Section of Cell
  • VM540 Structure and Function of Cells (1987-1994) 
  • VBS693 Individual Studies
  • VBS850 Research Seminar in Veterinary Biosciences
  • VBS999 Research in Veterinary Biosciences

Graduate Training

  • Category III Graduate Faculty status

Graduate Training Record

  • 30 Post Doctoral Students
  • 24 PhD Students
  • 6 MS Students

Honors and Awards

  • 2012-present      Elected, Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2011                  The 2011 Innovator of the Year Award, OSU
  • 2009-pesent       Elected, American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
  • 2005-present      Elected, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
  • 2004-2007          David White Research Award, OSU, CVM
  • 2001                  Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education (OSU/CVM)
  • 1999                  Distinguished Scholar Award, OSU
  • 1997                  Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence (OSU/CVM)
  • 1992                  Smith Kline-Beecham Award for Reseach Excellence (OSU/CVM)