2020 CRWAD Featured Speakers

Rafi Ahmed, PhD

Vaccine Center Director
Emory Vaccine Center

Amesh Adalja, MD, FIDSA

Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security

Thomas Gallagher, PHD

Loyola University Chicago

Host factors controlling susceptibility to coronavirus infections

Srinand Sreevatsan, BVSC, MVSC, MPH, PHD

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation

Michigan State University

Mycobacterium-host interactions – Lessons from 25 years of research on a slow growing bacterium

Dr. Scott McVey

Director, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research


A Journey Through Vaccine Valley

Dr. Jay Calvert


From Scientific Discovery to Commercial Product in 10 Easy Steps: The Case of CD163 and PRRS Vacccines

Roy Curtiss, PHD

Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

University of Florida Gainsville

“Converting a pathogen to become a servant

Vaccine Discovery and Development – from Lab to Market Place

Doug Gladue


Advances in African swine fever live-attenuated vaccines

Shawn Bearson, PHD

Research Microbiologist


DIVA vaccine cross-protects against Salmonella serovars in food animals

Larry Glickman, VMD, DrPH

Professor Emeritus

Department of Comparative Pathobiology

College of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue University

Utilizing big data in veterinary medicine

Alan Beck, ScD

College of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue University

The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

Charlene Edinboro, DVM, PhD


“Small Animals – Big Data!”

George Moore, PhD

Purdue University

“Big Data (Big Benefits or Big Obstacles?)”

Dr. Raymond R. R. (Bob) Rowland

Professor and Head, Department of Pathobiology

College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois

Novel tools for ASF control and prevention: 7 years’ research in Kansas Biosecurity Research Institute

Scott Dee, DVM, MS, PhD

Director of Pipestone Applied Research

Pipestone Veterinary Services

The risk of feed for viral transport and transmission: What do we know and what can we do

Paul Sundberg, DVM, PhD, DACVPM

Executive Director

Swine Health Information Center

ASF: US prevention, preparedness and response

Waithaka Mwangi, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine

Kansas State University

Prospects for an African Swine Fever Virus Subunit DIVA Vaccine

Cyril G. Gay, DVM, PhD

Senior National Program Leader, Animal Production and Protection


” The U.S. National Biodefense Strategy for developing veterinary countermeasures to prepare and respond to biological threat agents.”

John H. Wycoff III

Director of BioMARC

Colorado State University