Symposium Speakers


Deborah Anderson
Deborah Anderson, PhD
Associated Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri
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Tammy Beckham
Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD

Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
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Richard Bowen
Richard A. Bowen, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
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Wayne Carter
Wayne O. Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
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Alexander Franz
Alexander W.E. Franz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
University of Missouri
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Roman Ganta
Roman Reddy Ganta, PhD

Professor and Director, Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases
Kansas State University
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Nesya Goris
Nesya Goris, PhD

Senior Director Antivirals
Vice President Discovery Research
Aratana Therapeutics
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Amado Guloy
Amado Guloy
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Rex Animal Health

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Michelle Haven
Michelle Haven, DVM, PhD
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Alliances, and Solutions
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Stephen Higgs
Stephen Higgs, PhD, FRES, FASTMH
Associate Vice President for Research, Research Director, Biosecurity Research Institute
Peine Professor of Biosecurity,
University Distinguished Professor, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University
President elect, American Soc. Tropical Medicine & Hygiene,
Editor-in-Chief, Vector-Borne & Zoonotic Diseases
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Scott Huang
Yan-Jang Scott Huang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
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Charles Hunt
D. Charles Hunt, MPH

State Epidemiologist / Director, Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Gary Kobinger
Gary P. Kobinger, PhD
Chief Special Pathogens
Head, Vector Design and Immunotherapy Special Pathogens
Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba
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David Scott McVey
David Scott McVey, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Research Leader and Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer
Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit
United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service in Manhattan, KS
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Tim Miller
Timothy J. Miller, PhD

President and Chief Scientific Officer
Benchmark BioLabs
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Mauro Moraes
Mauro Moraes, DMV, PhD

Manager, Vectored Vaccines
CEVA Animal Health
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Lee Norman
Lee A. Norman, MD, MHS, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
University of Kansas Hospital
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Mary Ann Pfannenstiel
Mary Ann Pfannenstiel, PhD

Vice president of Laboratory Services and Research and Development
Benchmark Biolabs, Inc.
Vice president, Research and Quality Control
VaxLiant, Inc.
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Juergen Richt
Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD

Regents distinguished professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
University Distinguished Professor
Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar
Director, Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases
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Luis Rodriquez
Luis L. Rodriguez, DVM, PhD

Research Leader, Plum Island Animal Disease Center
United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service
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Bob Rowland
Raymond R. R. Rowland, PhD

Professor, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology Department
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Kansas State University
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Jishu Shi
Jishu Shi, DVM, PhD

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Director of U.S.-China Center for Animal Health
Kansas State University
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Douglas Spilker
Douglas A. Spilker, PhD

Manager – EPA Regulatory Affairs
Bayer HealthCare LLC
Animal Health Division
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Roger Stich
Roger W. (Bill) Stich, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
University of Missouri
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Dana Vanlandingham
Dana L. Vanlandingham, PhD

Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
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Steve Zatechka
Steve Zatechka, PHD, MBA

Chief Operations Officer
US Biologic
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Bereket Zekarias
Bereket Zekarias

Project Leader, Research and Discovery
CEVA Animal Health
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