Daniel L. Rock
Formerly a research leader in exotic viral diseases at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center for 15 years, Dr. Daniel Rock has earned international recognition in the areas of infectious disease and molecular pathogenesis of viral diseases. His research has focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying viral virulence and host range, with particular emphasis on high-consequence viral diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and exotic pox viruses.
Dr. Rock earned a PhD in veterinary microbiology from Iowa State University, Ames. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular virology at the Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and held faculty positions at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before joining the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, New York, in 1989. In 2004 he became a professor with the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science and the Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.