Contact Information


Phone: 517-432-5811

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 161
Lansing, MI 48910


  • DVM, State University of Ghent, 1971
  • MS, Purdue University, 1977
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1979

Research Program

  • Interaction of herpesviruses with their natural hosts, using feline herpesvirus -1 (FHV-1) as a model
  • Virulence and immune-evasion determinants of FHV-1
  • Innate and adaptive immune responses to FHV-1
  • Feline respiratory cell cultures to study FHV-1 molecular pathogenesis
  • Canine Circovirus

Current Investigation

  • Identification of FHV-1 Genes and their Effect on Host Modulation for the Development of Novel Modified Live Vaccines
  • Feline respiratory epithelial cells to study immune modulation mediated by FHV-1
  • Canine circovirus pathogenesis

Funding Sources

  • Endowed Research Funds MSU-CVM
  • Morris Animal Foundation

Teaching Interests

  • General Virology
  • Diagnostic Virology Methodology
  • Viral Diseases


  • Co-Founder, Past-Chair and Current Member of the AAVLD Virology Committee
  • Co-Founder, Past-Chair and Current member of the AAVLD Technology Committee
  • Section Head Virology, MSU-VDL
  • Member VDL Advisory Committee
  • Chair, PDI Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee CVM
  • Member Committee on Graduate Studies and Research, CVM
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