Professional Activities

• Co-organizer, Retroviruses 2015, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, 2015
• Co-organizer, Workshop on viral models of cellular RNA biology, Syria, VA, 2009 and 2013
• International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses, Retroviruses, 2012 – present
• Co-organizer, UCI-sponsored West Coast Retrovirus Meeting, October, Palm Springs, CA, 2012
• Executive Director, Life Sciences Network, Ohio State University, 2011-present
• Elected Fellow, American Association for Microbiology, 2011
• Chair, Council for Graduate Studies, Graduate program in Comparative & Veterinary Medicine, 2010-2012
• State-of-the-Art lecture, American Society for Virology, 28th Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2009
• Reviewer, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award study sections, 2008-2010
• David White Endowed Professorship, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, 2008-present
• Permanent Member, NIH Virology B study section, 2007-2011
• Ad hoc NIH study sections and site visits 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007
• Joint appointment, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics, College of Medicine
• Active graduate faculty mentor
o Comparative and Veterinary Medicine graduate program
o Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology interdisciplinary graduate program
o Biomedical Sciences graduate program
o Molecular Genetics graduate program
• Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
• Center for Microbial Interface Biology
• Davis Heart and Lung Institute
• Center for Retrovirus Research
• Center for RNA Biology
• Elected, Executive Committee, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014-2017
• Chair, Council for Graduate Studies, Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, 2010-2012, member 2012-2015
• Chair, Veterinary Biosciences Faculty Advisory Committee, 2006-2010
• Elected, Veterinary Biosciences Faculty Advisory Committee, 2004-2010
• Elected, College of Veterinary Medicine Honors and Awards Committee, 2004-2008
• Appointed, University Research Committee, 2004-2007
• Elected, University Graduate Research Council, 2001-2007
• Appointed, University Curriculum Committee, 2001-2003
• Appointed, Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology Graduate Studies Committee, 1998-2001
• Elected, Veterinary Biosciences Graduate Studies Committee, 1997-2008, 2009-present
• Veterinary Biosciences/Molecular Genetics/Molecular Biochemistry 7880.07, Advanced post-transcriptional control of genes
• Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program, College of Medicine, Gene regulation core
• Veterinary Biosciences/Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Viral pathogenesis
• Veterinary Medicine 540, Cell biology
• Veterinary Medicine 618, Hemic-Lymphatic
• Veterinary Biosciences /Pathology 640, Fundamentals of oncology