November 17, 2022
Dr. Jodi McGill, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, has been appointed the Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective December 1, 2022.
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.
McGill also currently holds the John G. Salsbury Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine and in 2020, she was named the recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence at Iowa State University.
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.