Three CVM Faculty Members Awarded Dean's Fellowships

September 18, 2019

Dr. Dan Grooms, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine, has announced the funding of three Dean’s Fellowships to faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The fellowships, which are provided through funds from the Juelsgaard Dean’s endowment fund, support programmatic activities of faculty who are poised to become leaders in their fields.

The recipients of the Dean’s Fellowships are:

  • Dr. Josh Beck, assistant professor in biomedical sciences. Beck studies how malaria parasites take over human red blood cells. This could lead to better treatments for malaria, a disease that kills nearly half a million people every year.
  • Dr. Daniel Linhares, assistant professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine. Linhares has developed field-based strategies to prevent, significantly control and/or eliminate swine infectious diseases. His work is leading to the development of population-based diagnostic tools that help veterinarians and producers identify the health status of their production animal enterprises quickly and efficiently.
  • Dr. Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy, professor of biomedical sciences. Thippeswamy’s research is focused on identifying neurobiological changes that occur following nerve injury and in epilepsy. An award-winning instructor, Thippeswamy has developed teaching techniques that focus students understanding of anatomy based on clinically relevant functions verses more traditional methods of memorizing of structures.