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March 9, 2017

Berquist named director of Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

After serving as associate director since 2011, Melissa Berquist, Ph.D., has been named director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), effective March 9, 2017. The Institute, which is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence (COE) and member of the Texas A&M University System, focuses on research, education […]

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The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases is recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as a collaborating center in the specialty of biological threat reduction. As a collaborating center, IIAD provides its expertise internationally to support and implement animal health initiatives, provide scientific and technical training, and conduct scientific research focused on global animal health. We are the only biological threat reduction center in the OIE’s America’s region and the only OIE collaborating center within the Texas A&M University System.

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