Dana Vanlandingham, PhD

Associate Professor, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University


Dana Vanlandingham is an Associate Professor in Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Department of Homeland Security sponsored Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship. She is also the director of the Arthropod Containment Level 1 and 3 Insectaries in the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University. Her research focuses on interactions between viruses, the mosquito vectors, and the vertebrate host with an emphasis on zoonotic arboviruses of medical importance which require high containment facilities. Currently she is studying vaccine development, diagnostics, and virus/vector/vertebrate interactions with: Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, Zika, Rift Valley fever, West Nile, and other viruses. Dr. Vanlandingham earned her Ph.D. from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.


Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship and High Containment Training Opportunities at the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology sponsored training program is focused on training researchers to work in the high containment environment on transboundary animal diseases. This program is conducted at the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University. Successful outcomes include the development of a Transboundary Animal Disease Fellowship program which selected and trained three cohorts of highly qualified PhD, DVM, MS and MPH students to safely work on these important diseases. We have also developed a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Biosecurity Research which is available through Kansas State University and is based on the graduate level courses developed and presented for this program.

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