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ARS and DHS Science and Technology Center of Excellence Institute for Infectious Diseases hosting South African Scientist for 17 Weeks 

August - October, 2014. The USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence (DHS-COE), hosted post-doctoral scientist, Dr. Lia Rotherham, from the South African Agricultural Research Council Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC-OVI) Transboundary Animal Disease Programme for a 17-week research work at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). Rotherham gained firsthand experience in FMD molecular biology, vaccine development and virus characterization. Senior research scientists Elizabeth Rieder, Ph.D., and Teresa De Los Santos, Ph.D., with 15+ years of experience in FMD genetics and vaccinology served as mentors. The fellowship was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, with logistical and training support from the Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, a part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

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