Phillip H. Klesius

United States Department of Agriculture, USA

Dr. Phillip H. Klesius is the Research Leader of the Aquatic Animal Health Research Laboratory, Auburn, Alabama. The laboratory is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS). He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in immunochemistry from the University of California Medical College at San Francisco, Ca. He is Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology and Honorary Diplomat of The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Dr. Klesius has authored or coauthored 400 publications, book charters and proceedings and 11 invention patents on vaccines and related areas. He was honored for excellence in Technology Transfer by the Southeast and National Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer in 1999, 2006 and 2010 for vaccines. He has served as Chair and Keynote presenter at a number of national and international symposium and meetings. He is currently working on warm water fish vaccines and immunostimulants to enhance vaccine efficacy against major pathogens such as Streptococcus iniae, S. agalactiae, Aeromonas hydrophila, Edwardsiella tarda and others. Two of his modified live vaccines against Edwardsiella ictaluri and Flavobacterium columnare have been licensed and are being used in aquaculture industry..

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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