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Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases

Career Development Program

The Career Development Program is a graduate-level fellowship program intended to support the academic achievement and career development of students pursuing studies in DHS research priority areas involving high consequence, transboundary emerging and zoonotic pathogens.

The program currently supports three Ph.D. students, all selected by competitive review of applications by an outside selection committee.

Amy KinsleyAmy Kinsley, DVM
PhD student, University of Minnesota
Research Project:
Epidemiological modeling of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)
(DHS Research Priority Area: Risk and Decision Sciences)
Internship: To be determined

 


  

Tim HermanasTimothy Hermanas
PhD student, University of Missouri
Research Project: Investigation of spore metabolism in Bacillus anthracis
(DHS Research Priority Area: Countermeasures for High Consequence Transboundary Animal Diseases)
Internship: CSIRO, Australian Animal Health Laboratory

 


 

 

Izabela RaganIzabela Ragan, DVM

PhD student, Kansas State University
Research Project: Diagnostic assay development for Rift Valley fever
(DHS Research Priority Area: Countermeasures for High Consequence Transboundary Animal Diseases)
Internship: Colorado State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences need input