Douglas Marthaler, PhD
Douglas Marthaler is an Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at the Kansas State University. He has a joint position in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, overseeing the Next Generation Sequencing laboratory and in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, where his primary research focus is to understand the molecular epidemiology of viruses and understand the relationship between the enteric virome, and its interaction with the microbiome and host immunity. He has over 13 years of experience with veterinary diagnostics, including PCR development and implementing new technology in a diagnostic setting. His previous research focused on the co-infection and molecular phylogenetics of Rotavirus A, B, C and H in swine. Currently, his primary research interest is to develop and use new technology and bioinformatic tools to diagnostic animal viruses and bacteria to understand their emergence, evolution, and epidemiology to control and prevent disease.