McGill Appointed Salsbury Chair

July 22, 2021

Dr. Jodi McGill, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine at Iowa State University, has been appointed the John G. Salsbury Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

A faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine since 2018, McGill earned her Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the American Association of Immunologists.

Prior to joining Iowa State’s faculty, McGill was an assistant professor at Kansas State University and served as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames.

Since coming to Iowa State, McGill has quickly established herself and her lab as one of the most productive on campus. Her lab has identified important roles for IL-17 in bovine respiratory disease and the importance of Vitamin A in the mucosal immune response to respiratory syncytial virus in calves. She is quickly becoming a world expert in regulation of the immune response to infection and vaccination against respiratory diseases in cattle.

In 2020, McGill was named the recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence at Iowa State University.

The Salsbury Chair is a long-standing named faculty position in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Established in 1994 by John (DVM ’40) and Doris Salsbury, this position has consistently recognized outstanding faculty members for their scholarly activities. In addition to this endowed faculty position, the Salsburys made numerous other gifts to the college including an annual senior scholarship and the replica of the Gentle Doctor statue that stands outside the main entrance to the College of Veterinary Medicine.