Phillip C Gauger

Associate Professor
Phillip C Gauger photo

Dr. Phillip Gauger is a 1994 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was a partner in the Marcus/Remsen Veterinary Clinic as a mixed animal veterinarian for twelve years. Dr. Gauger received a Masters in Veterinary Microbiology from ISU in 2008 conducting research on Porcine Circovirus working concurrently as a Veterinary Medical Officer at the National Animal Disease Center. Dr. Gauger received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology in 2012 conducting research on swine influenza virus. He is currently an associate professor and diagnostic pathologist at the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine with responsibilities in diagnostic pathology, research and teaching. He is also the section leader of the molecular diagnostics division of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory assisting in the development of diagnostic assays. Dr. Gauger’s research focus is pathogenesis of viral infections in swine including influenza A virus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and has peer reviewed publications using swine models for viral respiratory and systemic disease. His PhD dissertation involved the development of an enhanced respiratory disease model in swine using inactivated influenza A virus vaccines followed by challenge with heterologous, homosubtypic virus.

Area of Expertise: 
Swine viruses
B.S. Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1990
D.V.M., Iowa State University, 1994
MS, Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University, 2008
PhD, Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University, 2012
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