New Research from Kansas State University on The Novel H7N9 Influenza A Virus Interviewed by David Keh, July 2, 2013 As part of DugDug’s ongoing series on leading researchers in veterinary science, we have had the unique privilege of interviewing Dr. Juergen A. Richt, a Regents Distinguished Professor and Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholar at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology. He also serves as the Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) which is now working with Principal Investigators in 16 different universities, as well as linking to various industrial partners. Dr Richt comes from a farming family (dairy) in Southern Germany and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Munich and his PhD in Virology and Immunology from the University of Giessen, also in Germany. He completed his postdoctoral/residency studies at The Johns Hopkins University. He was then a Veterinary Medical Officer at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa, where he worked on both swine and prion diseases. His latest paper, titled “The Novel H7N9 Influenza A Virus: Its Present Impact and Indeterminate Future”was recently published in the journal Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. The paper studies the life and molecular evolution of the influenza virus. ... Please read entire article by clicking on [HTM –view-] or this link http://www.dugdug.com/Kansas-State-Research-H7N9 Note: Permission to post on One Health Initiative website granted July 15, 2013 by: David Keh, founder of http://www.dugdug.com/.