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Marty Vanier and Bob Krause BRI Research Fellows

The Marty Vanier and Bob Krause BRI Research Fellows Program recognizes principal investigators with ongoing projects at the Biosecurity Research Institute. The program's purpose is to foster interdisciplinary research, educational opportunities, and activities associated with research the fellows are doing in areas such as high-consequence plant and animal diseases, foodborne disease agents, arthropod-borne diseases, and pathogens that can be passed from animals to humans. On April 29, 2016, the scientists pictured below were named Marty Vanier and Bob Krause BRI Research Fellows.BRI Research Fellows

Front row: Raymond (Bob) Rowland, Dana Vanlandingham, Stephen Higgs, D. Scott McVey, Barbara Valent, Jishu Shi. Back row: Steven Eckels, William Wilson, Juergen Richt, William Bockus, James Stack, Kenneth Burton, Randy Phebus.
Lecture Series

A highlight of the BRI Research Fellows Program is an on-going lecture series. Well-known and highly respected scientists who have achieved excellence in their field are invited to campus to present a seminar for the benefit of K-State students, faculty and staff. To date, the following have been invited to present lectures within the Marty Vanier and Bob Krause BRI Research Fellows Lecture Series:

BRI RESEARCH FELLOWS LECTURE   September 19, 2017; 3:00 pm at the BRI
"Arboviruses and Their Related Infections in China: a Comprehensive Field and Laboratory Investigation Over the Last Three Decades" by Guodong Liang, M.D, M.S., Professor, Department of Viral Encephalitis and Arbovirus, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, Beijing.

BRI RESEARCH FELLOWS LECTURE   August 22, 2017; 3:00 pm at the BRI
"Mosquito-borne Disease Surveillance: Can Technology Help Us Find the Needle in the Haystack?" by Scott A. Ritchie, Professor, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland. 

"Insights into the Origin of Virulence from Model Organisms," by Arturo Casadevall, Chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.

"Genomic Analysis to Characterize Disease Outbreaks: Studies from Anthrax, Plague and Cholera," by Paul Keim, Executive Director of the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, Northern Arizona University.


2016 Inaugural
Marty Vanier and Bob Krause
Biosecurity Research Institute
Research Fellows

William Bockus
, Professor of
Plant Pathology (retired in 2016)
Kenneth R. Burton, Program Director of the National Ag Biosecurity Center
Steven Eckels, Professor of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering
Stephen Higgs, Director of the Biosecurity Research Institute and Assoc. Vice Pres. for Research
David Scott McVey, Director of the Center for Grain & Animal Health Research, USDA, ARS
Randall K. Phebus, Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry
Juergen A. Richt, Regents Distinguished Professor of Diagnostic Medicine & Pathobiology
Raymond (Bob) Rowland, Professor of Diagnostic Medicine & Pathobiology
Jishu Shi, Professor of Anatomy &  Physiology
James P. Stack, Professor of Plant Pathology
Barbara Valent, Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology
Dana L. Vanlandingham, Associate Professor of Diagnostic Medicine & Pathobiology
William C. Wilson, Research Leader, USDA, ARS, Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research, CGAHR