Researchers

Ankit Agarwal, PhD

President & CEO
Imbed Biosciences Inc.
advanced biomaterials
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Robbyn Anand, PhD

Chemistry
Iowa State University
microfluidic technologies for cancer
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Vellareddy Anantharam, PhD

Chief Science Officer
PK Biosciences Corp.
antigen/drug design
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Bailey Arruda, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Medical Science
USDA National Animal Disease Center
infectious diseases of swine
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Hua Bai, PhD

Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
Iowa State University
cellular mechanisms of cardiac aging
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Amy Baker, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Medical Science
USDA National Animal Disease Center
immunology, virology, animal models
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Rizia Bardhan, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
nanophotonics, immunotherapies, diagnostics
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Lyric Bartholomay, PhD

Pathobiological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
entomology
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Surinder Batra, PhD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
cancer biology
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Joshua Beck, PhD

Biomedical Sciences
Iowa State University
malaria, molecular parasitology
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Bryan Bellaire, PhD

Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
antimicrobial resistance, parasitic diseases
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Paola Boggiatto, PhD, DVM

Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research
USDA National Animal Disease Center
veterinary immunology
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Anne Bronikowski, PhD

Integrated Biology
Michigan State University
genetics, gerontology
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Kenneth Carson, PhD

Microencapsulation
Southwest Research Institute
nanomaterials, encapsulation, nanomedicine
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Ratul Chowdhury, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Iowa State University

bio-aware machine learning, protein design, green chemistry

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Jonathan Claussen, PhD

Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University
graphene and hybrid nanomaterials and sensors
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Johann Coetzee, PhD

Anatomy & Physiology
Kansas State University
pharmacokinetics
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Rohana Dassanayake, PhD

Ruminant Diseases & Immunology
USDA National Animal Disease Center
antimicrobial peptides, alternatives to antibiotics
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Maureen Donovan, PhD

Pharmaceutics
University of Iowa
mucosal drug delivery
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Thomas Friedrich, PhD

Pathobiological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
virology
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Howard Gendelman, MD

Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center
neurodegenerative disorders
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Courtney Gidengil, MD

Natural Scientist
RAND Corporation
pediatric infectious diseases
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Carmen Gomes, PhD

Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University
nanoscale delivery, biosensors
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Renukaradhya Gourapura, DVM, PhD

Food Animal Health
The Ohio State University
mucosal immunology
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Maneesh Jain, PhD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
cancer biology
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Manohar John, MD, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
PathoVacs, Inc.
protein antigen discovery
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Douglas Jones, VMD, PhD

Veterinary Pathology
Iowa State University
immunology
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Anumantha Kanthasamy, PhD

Physiology & Pharmacology
University of Georgia
neuroscience
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MOLLY KOZMINSKY, PHD

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Iowa State University

Nano- and microtechnology for cancer research

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Indira Kudva, PhD

Food Safety & Enteric Pathogens Research Unit
USDA National Animal Disease Center

Host-pathogen interactions, vaccines, alternatives to vaccines, and alternatives to antibiotics

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Surya Mallapragada, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
nanovaccines & neural tissue engineering
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Jennifer Margrett, PhD

Human Development and Family Studies
Iowa State University
aging
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Joe McDonough, PhD

Microencapsulation & Nanomaterials
Southwest Research Institute
cGMP pharmaceuticals manufacturing
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Jodi McGill, PhD

Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
respiratory pathogens in cattle
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Melha Mellata, PhD

Food Science & Human Nutrition
Iowa State University
enteric bacteria, host-bacterial interactions, antibiotic resistance, vaccines
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W. Allen Miller, PhD

Plant Pathology, Entomology & Microbiology
Iowa State University
viral RNA and gene expression

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Harshini Mukundan, PhD

Chemistry
USDOE Los Alamos National Laboratory
biomarker design
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Sean Murphy, MD, PhD

Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
malaria
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Balaji Narasimhan, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
nanovaccines & nanomedicines
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Vijayapalani Paramasivan, PhD

Research Scientist
PathoVacs, Inc.
One Health, Host-pathogen interactions, Virology, Point-of-care diagnostics, Vaccine development
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Andrew Parker, PhD

Senior Behavioral & Social Scientist
RAND Corporation
behavioral decision theory
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Christine Petersen, DVM, PhD

Epidemiology
University of Iowa
immunology
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David Peterson, PhD

Political Science
Iowa State University
public policy
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Gregory Phillips, PhD

Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
microbiome/host interactions
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Satyayanarayana Rachagani, PhD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
pancreatic cancer
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Krishna Rajan, ScD

Materials Design & Innovation
University at Buffalo
materials design, informatics
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Nigel Reuel, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
biosensors
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Michael Roof, PhD

Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Iowa State University
commercialization
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Randy Sacco, PhD

Microbiology
USDA National Animal Disease Center
immunology, virology, animal models
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Donald Sakaguchi, PhD

Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
Iowa State University
neuroscience
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Aliasger Salem, PhD

Pharmaceutics
University of Iowa
nanoparticles, cancer
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Anwesha Sarkar, PhD

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Iowa State University
nanoparticle imaging
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Aaron Scherer, PhD

Internal Medicine
University of Iowa
medical decision-making
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Ian Schneider, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
cancer
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Richard Silberglitt, PhD

Senior Physical Scientist
RAND Corporation
nanotechnology modeling
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Andrean Simons-Burnett, PhD

Pathology, Radiation Oncology
University of Iowa
head and neck cancer
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Joyce Solheim, PhD

Eppley Cancer Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
nanomedicine, pancreatic cancer, pediatric cancer
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Brett Sponseller, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
immunology, virology
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Timothy Sullivan

President
Zeteo Biomedical, LLC
vaccine & pharmaceutical delivery devices
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Matthew Sylte, DVM, PhD, DACVM

Food Safety & Enteric Pathogens Unit
USDA National Animal Disease Center
mucosal immunology
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Adel Talaat, MVSC, PHD

Pathobiological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
mycobacterial pathogenesis
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Raffaele Vardavas, PhD

Mathematician
RAND Corporation
infectious disease modeling
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David Verhoeven, PhD

Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
immunology
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Qun Wang, PhD

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
biomaterials, organoids, intestinal diseases
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Jing Wang, PhD

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Iowa State University

Protein Engineering, Nanotechnology, Immunotherapy

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Michael Wannemuehler, PhD

Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Iowa State University
immunology
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Richard Webby, PhD

Infectious Diseases
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
virology
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