People

Steering Committee

Heather Allen
Research Microbiologist, USDA ARS National Animal Disease Center
Antibiotic Resistance, Anaerobic Microbiology
Roxanne Clemens
Program Coordinator II, Agriculture Experiment Station
Communications, Editing, Agribusiness
Joe Colletti
Senior Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Associate Director, Agriculture Experiment Station
Forestry, Biorenewable Resources, Natural Resources Economics
James Dickson
Professor, Animal Science
Food Microbiology, Meat Product Safety
Karin Dorman
Professor, Statistics, Professor, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematical Biology
Helen Jensen
Professor, Economics
Health Economics, Human Resources Economics
Young-Jin Lee
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry
Annette O'Connor
Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Epidemiology, Research Synthesis, Zoonotic Disease
Paul Plummer
Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Ruminant Medicine and Surgery, Molecular Biology, Campylobacter
Guru Rao
Associate Vice President for Research, Professor, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Protein Engineering, Plant Biology
James Reecy
Associate Vice President for Research, Professor, Animal Science
Beef Cattle Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics
Michelle Soupir
Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Sustainable Water Systems, Contaminants of Emerging Environmental Concern
Rachael Voas
Project Manager, Grants Hub
Strategic Research, Project Management
Jerry Zamzow
Assistant Vice President for Research
Responsible Conduct for Research, Research Integrity
Qijing Zhang
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Antibiotic Resistance, Bacterial Genetics, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

Faculty

Dong Ahn
Professor, Animal Science
Poultry, Egg Quality
Bryan Bellaire
Associate Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Bacterial Pathogenesis, Translational Medicine, Biosafety and Biodefense
Timothy Bigelow
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bioengineering, Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Steve Carlson
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Antibiotic Resistance, Microbiology, Pharmacogenomics
Jason Chen
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Biorenewable Materials
Grant Dewell
Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Beef Production Medicine, Epidemiology, Food Safety
Affiliate Associate Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Bacteriology
Patrick, Gorden
Clinical Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Dairy Production Medicine, Milk Quality
Ronald Griffith
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Food Safety, Bovine Respiratory Disease, Infection and Vaccination
Dermot Hayes
Professor, Economics, Pioneer Chair in Agribusiness
International Trade, Agriculture Policy
Matt Helmers
Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural and Water Resources
Mark Honeyman
Associate Dean, Iowa State Research Farms
Swine Nutrition, Swine Management, Alternative Livestock Production Systems
Adina Howe
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Metagenomics, Antibiotics and Pathogens
Anna Johnson
Associate Professor, Animal Science
Farm Animal Behavior and Well-Being
Ramesh Kanwar
Distinguished Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Drainage, Irrigation, Water Quality and Natural Resource Management
Amanda Kreuder
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Infectious Diseases of Ruminants and Camelids, Neonatal Health and Disease, Molecular Microbiology of Campylobacter Jejuni
Susan Lamont
Distinguished Professor, Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Claudia Lemper
Lecturer, Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Microbiology, Genetics
Ganwu Li
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Molecular Diagnostics and Diagnostic Medicine, Viral and Bacterial Genomic Epidemiology, Pathogen-Host Interactions
Antonio Mallarino
Professor, Agronomy
Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management
Richard Martin
Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Toxicology
Aubrey Mendonca
Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Microbial Food Safety and Food Spoilage
Alison Phillips
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Social/Health Psychology, Populations with Chronic Illness
Gregory Phillips
Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Microbiome/Host Interactions, Antibiotic Persistence in Bacterial Pathogens
Mark Rasmussen
Director, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture, Antibiotic Resistance, Food Safety
Iris Rivero
Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Manufacturing, Biomaterials Processing
Wilson Rumbeiha
Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Applied Veterinary Diagnostic and Clinical Toxicology Research
Orhan Sahin
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Bacteriology, Food Safety, Antimicrobial Resistance
Andrew Severin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Manager, Genome Informatics Facility
Bioinformatics, Aquaculture, Evolution
Jacqueline Shanks
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Metabolic Engineering for Biorenewable Chemicals, Phytochemical Engineering, Metabolic Flux Maps in Plants
Igor Slowing
Associate Scientist, Ames Lab
Biological Applications, Catalysis, Materials
Levi Stanley
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
Michael Thompson
Professor, Agronomy
Soil Mineralogy, Chemistry
Brett VanVeller
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Self-Assembly, Materials
Vincenzo Venditti
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Macromolecular Structure and Function, NMR Spectroscopy
David Verhoeven
Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Defining Immune Responses to Mucosal Pathogens, Respiratory Bacterial Vaccines
Chong Wang
Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Statistics, Diagnostic Testing, Bioinformatics
Edward Yu
Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria, Bioinformatics
Yan Zhao
Professor, Chemistry
Biomimetic, Nanochemistry, Organic Chemistry

Affiliates

Brad Bearson
Microbiologist, USDA ARS Agroecosystems Management Research
Animal and Manure Management, Agroecosystems Management
Shawn Bearson
Research Microbiologist, National Animal Disease Center
Virulence Mechanisms of Salmonella, Antibiotic Dependence Reduction, Animal Health Promotion
Torey Looft
Research Microbiologist, National Animal Disease Center
Antibiotics and Non-Antibiotic Feed Additives, Antimicrobial Resistance Genes