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February 16, 2024

College of Veterinary Medicine's Phi Zeta Research Day features international expert on next-generation biosecurity

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Scott Dee

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Sigma Chapter of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honors Society invite the university community to attend the annual research day from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

The event kicks off with the prestigious Kenneth D. Olson Lectureship, featuring a captivating keynote address at noon by the esteemed speaker, Scott Dee. As a board-certified veterinary microbiologist and a prominent researcher in the field of transboundary animal diseases and biosecurity, Dee will deliver a keynote on "Next-Generation Biosecurity: The future of animal agriculture."

With more than three decades of experience spanning swine practice, academia and industry, Dee's insights promise to be enlightening. Renowned for his invaluable contribution to the global swine industry, Dee has spearheaded groundbreaking research on virus transmission and biosecurity protocols. From unraveling the routes of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus transmission to investigating the role of feed ingredients in disease transmission, his work has revolutionized our understanding on infectious diseases in livestock.

"Dr. Dee's expertise and captivating presentation style makes this a must attend event," said Raghu Amachawadi, president of Phi Zeta and associate professor in clinical sciences at K-State. "We are eager to extend the warmest K-State welcome to Dr. Dee and anticipate an engaging talk that will appeal to students in animal science and anyone passionate about livestock care."

After the keynote presentation, Phi Zeta activities will continue with oral abstract presentations by undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate researchers affiliated with the college. The formal poster session and mid-afternoon refreshments will occur from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Evening refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a recognition and awards ceremony.

Phi Zeta Research Day is an opportunity to meet with researchers and gain insight into the breadth and impact of the research taking place at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Read more information and see a schedule of events on the Sigma Chapter of Phi Zeta Research Day website.