Dr. Ackermann's talk looks at the historical impact of veterinary medicine on global health. He talks about his own research, which focuses on the link between RSV and lambs, and tells audience members about a drug that will help shorten the common cold.
In his faculty position, Mark is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine with responsibilities and activity in research, clinical service in surgical and post-mortem pathology, and teaching. Mark's laboratory investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that predispose perinatal lung to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in preterm and term lambs that closely mimics respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in human infants. He is a board-certified pathologist with clinical service for the ISU Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital, veterinary practitioners in Iowa and does consultation work throughout the United States. He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), whose members are specialists in the clinical discipline of veterinary pathology. In addition to his faculty work, he also currently serves as Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at ISU CVM.
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