I am a Research Biologist in the Virus and Prion Research Unit at the National Animal Disease Center.

A few more details can be found in my CV (PDF: TAnderson-cv-2020) or at my ORCID ID.

I got my feet wet in academia as an Assistant Professor of Parasitology in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University. I received training in evolutionary biology and virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  I earned my doctorate in ecology and evolution at Rutgers University, and my honours and undergraduate degrees at The University of Queensland.



Dr. David Hufnagel – Ph.D. (Iowa State University). David joined the flu-crew as a postdoctoral associate in 2020. A link to David’s CV for a little more detail on his background is linked here (PDF: DHufnagel_CV_Feb2020).

Blake Inderski – ORISE Research Assistant. Blake joined our team in 2017 and has been leading the United States Swine Pathogen Database initiative.

This is not an exhaustive listing, but I frequently collaborate with:

  • Dr. Amy Vincent (Research Veterinary Medical Officer, National Animal Disease Center);
  • Prof. Oliver Eulenstein (Computer Science, Iowa State University);
  • Assoc. Prof. Phillip Gauger (College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University);
  • Dr. Zach Stahlschmidt (University of the Pacific);
  • Assoc. Prof. Jianqiang Zhang (College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University);
  • Dr. Daniela Rajao (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia);
  • Prof. Nicola Lewis (Royal Veterinary College, University of London); and
  • Prof. Catherine Macken (University of Auckland).


ALUMNI (and where they are now)

  • Kelly Hewitt – ORISE Research Assistant (2016-2018). DVM student at Iowa State University.
  • James Alfieri – M.Sc. (2016). Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University.
  • Emily Dodd – B.Sc. (2016). M.Sc. student at University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Sarah Dunn – B.Sc. (Honors) (2015). Veterinary technician.
  • Maria St. Jean – B.A. (2015). Industry position in biomedical sciences.
  • Jackson Tomlinson – B.Sc. (2015). M.Sc. student at Georgia Southern University.


%d bloggers like this: