TAVIS K. ANDERSON
I am a Research Biologist in the Virus and Prion Research Unit at the National Animal Disease Center.
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.
POSTDOCS, RESEARCH ASSISTANTS, AND COLLABORATORS
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.