William C. Wilson

United States Department of Agriculture, USA

William C. Wilson earned his B.S. (with honors) and Ph.D. degrees in animal science from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill, USA in 1985 and was a Norman Cromwell Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Eppley Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb, USA from 1984 to 1986. Dr. Wilson joined the Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Laboratory in 1986 as a microbiologist. Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on using molecular evolution, biochemical, and genomic approaches to understand the interactions of arboviruses with their mammalian and invertebrate hosts. This work has led to the development of new and novel molecular diagnostic tools. His current research is directed towards developing Rift Valley fever countermeasures. Dr. Wilson has served as an Expert Consultant on Early Warning Devices to the FAO/IAEA Joint Animal Health Division and serves as Vice Chair of the U.S. Animal Health Association’s Bluetongue and Bovine Retroviruses Committee.

Biography Updated on 10 January 2011

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