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Igor Morozov, DVM, PhD

Having directed research in veterinary virology and animal health for more than two decades, Dr. Igor Morozov has been CEEZAD’s science project manager since the Center’s creation in 2010.

At CEEZAD, Dr. Morozov’s interest focuses on emerging and zoonotic viral diseases and vaccine development for companion and agricultural species. He has conducted research on molecular virology of viral infections of swine, specifically PRRSV, PCV2, and has managed multiple projects on development of veterinary vaccines.  Currently his research is focused on vaccine and diagnostics for high-threat select agent pathogens, such as RVFV, ASF, and FMD.  Beyond his coordination of CEEZAD research projects, he contributes to preparation of multiple project plans, reports, and research grant proposals.

Dr. Morozov is a graduate of the Moscow Veterinary Academy, where he received his DVM in 1985, and of the Institute Of Experimental Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his PhD in virology and molecular biology in 1991. He has since worked in numerous capacities both in Russia and the United States, including from 1992 to 1993 as senior scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in Moscow, as a post-doctoral research associate from 1993 through 1998 at the Veterinary Medical Research Unit at Iowa State University, and between 2001 and 2007 as a principal lead scientist and project leader at Fort Dodge Animal health in Iowa. Prior to joining the staff at CEEZAD, he was most recently a research and development supervisor and project leader at Novartis Animal Health.

He is principal investigator for the development of vaccines and diagnostics for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, and also contributes to multiple CEEZAD projects involving the development of vaccines and diagnostics for high-threat and emerging zoonotic pathogens.

The author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of veterinary microbiology, he is a member of the the United States Animal Health Association and the Society of Phi Zeta, Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine.