PhD, Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota
BS, Microbiology, Bemidji State University
Service and Research
With over 10 years of experience in veterinary diagnostics, virus diversity, and phylogenetics, I have extensive knowledge on PCR development, Next Generation Sequencing, and viral evolution. I have a joint faculty position in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, where I oversee the Molecular Next Generation Sequencing Laboratory, and in the academic department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, where his primary research focus is to understand the enteric virome of swine, and its interaction with the microbiome and host immunity.
My initial research focused on co-infections and molecular evolution of swine Rotavirus A, B, C and H. My research has expanded to understanding the emergence, evolution, and epidemiology of both enteric and respiratory viruses, including Picornaviridae, Picobirnaviridae, Coronaviridae, and Arenaviridae. Currently, my research team is investigating immune response to various control methods against rotavirus infections.
A list of my publications is available at My Bibliography.