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Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases

BSL-3 trainingJordan field studies


1800 Denison Ave
Mosier Hall, Room P200
Manhattan, KS  66506

785-532-3373 fax

 The Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) at Kansas State University was established in 2010 to help protect the nation’s agricultural and public health sectors against a high-consequence foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic disease threats. CEEZAD has four principal missions:

  • Development of novel, safe, efficacious, and DIVA-compatible vaccines for prevention and control of high-impact emerging and zoonotic diseases that can be manufactured in the U.S.
  • Development and expansion of technologies and platforms for laboratory and point-of-need pathogen detection.
  • Development of models to predict high-consequence disease behavior in the U.S. to aid prevention or outbreak control.
  • Development of education and training programs for students, veterinarians, first responders, and researchers in high-impact animal diseases and animal emergencies.



CEEZAD Highlights

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Dr. Juergen Richt and K-State President Linton talk about Next-Gen Cats

Dr. Juergen A. Richt, Regents and University Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University and Director of the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD, www.ceezad.org) and the Center on Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CEZID; https://www.k-state.edu/cezid/), was interviewed recently by K-State President Richard Linton about the important work being done in his lab.

You can see and hear the full interview by watching the video below.

Next-Gen 'Cats: Click the image to learn more about K-State research improving the lives of Kansans.