All Ramsey Lectures begin at 12 noon in the Ramsey Classroom (Vet Med 2532) unless noted.
"Individualizing Drug Therapy: Advances in the Pharmacodynamic Monitoring of Immunosuppressive Agents"
Dr. Andrew Mackin
"Interactions between Brucella abortus and the innate immune system"
Dr. Renee Tsolis
UCDavis Health, School of Medicine
"Brucella pathogenesis: from cell biology to Type IV effector functions"
Dr. Jean Celli
Washington State University
"Good Dogs, Bad Lymphocytes"
Dr. Anne Avery
Director, Clinical Hematophathology Laboratory, Colorado State University
Professor of microbiology, immunology and pathology, Colorado State University
"Using a One Health Approach to Chart a Healthier Future"
Dr. Jonna Mazet
Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology, University of California-Davis One Health Institute
"Antimicrobial Therapy in an Antimicrobial Resistant World. How Do We Balance Antimicrobial Stewardship and Animal Care?
Dr. Scott Weese
Director, University of Guelph Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses
Chief of Infection Control, Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital
"Update on Canine Osteosarcoma: The Colorado State Experience"
Dr. Douglas Thamm
Director of Clinical Research, Colorado State University Flint Cancer Center
"Genetic and Structural Basis for Human Antibody Response to Viruses"
Dr. James Crowe
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
Dr. Albert Osterhaus
CDO, Artemis One Health Foundation
"Discovering a New Infectious Disease: No Guts, No Glory"
Dr. Jody Gookin
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
"Early Life Stress Can Permanently Damage Your Gut, But How? Studying Piglets and Mice May Shed Light"
Dr. Adam Moeser
College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University
“Pigs and People: Economics, Behavior and Biology”
Dr. John Deen
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Tracking Dangerous Pathogens: Molecular Epidemiology in the Age of Genomics
Dr. Paul Keim
Cowden Endowed Chair in Microbiology, Northern Arizona University
A Comparative Approach to Metastasis Biology and Therapy
Dr. Chand Khanna
Chief Science Office, Ethos Veterinary Health
One Health in Action: Confessions of a Veterinary Epidemiologist Working in the Field
Dr. Jan Sargeant
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Compliance Dilemma: The Quest to Treat Chronic Ocular Disease
Dr. Brian Gilger
North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Tuberculosis: A One Health Approach to a (Re) Emerging Disease
Dr. Michelle Miller
Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Kruger National Park
Primary Immunodeficiencies and Associated Infections in Companion Animals: A Veterinary Clinician Scientist
Dr. Urs Giger
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Disease and Morphology in Domestic Dogs: Tales from the Canine Genome
Dr. Elaine Ostrander, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health
Is One Healthy: A Veterinary Life – From Parasites to Peers
Dr. Alexander John Trees
House of Lords
Vaccinology 3.0: An Evolving Paradigm in the 21st Century
Dr. Gregory Poland
Director, Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic
Discovery and Immunopathogenesis of a Previously Undetected Theileria n. sp. in the Horse
Dr. Don Knowles
Research Leader, USDA Animal Disease Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service
Strategies for Enhancing the Safety and Efficacy of Recombinant Vaccines and Technology Transfer to Developing Countries
Dr. Tilahun Yilma
University of California-Davis School of Medicine
Pigs, Pork and Pathogens: MRSA Outside the Clinic
Dr. Tara Smith
Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Public Health
The Critical Role for Veterinary Medicine in Global Health
Dr. Guy Palmer
Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Washington State University
Dogs are Man's Best Friend: A Comparative Approach to Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. Rosanna Marsella
Professor, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
T Cell Trafficking in Chronic Gut Inflammation: Terms of Engagement
Dr. Matthew Grisham
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, Texas Tech University
Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa
Director, Neuroscience Research Program, Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston
Dr. Niels Pedersen
Emeritus Distinguished Professor, University of California-Davis
The BIG Impact of Little Things
Dr. Christopher Murphy
Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California-Davis
Natural Host Models of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Dr. Richard Bowen
Professor, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
What Can Modern Pharmacokinetics Do for You?
Dr. Jim Riviere
Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Antibiotic Perturbation of the Early Life Microbiome Affects Metabolic and Immunologic Development
Dr. Martin Blaser
Director, Human Microbiome Program at New York University
Influenza: Tracking a Moving Target in a Rapidly Changing World
Dr. Nancy Cox
Director, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
My Dog's Breed Doesn't Respond Well to that Drug: Myth or Opportunity?
Dr. Michael Court
Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Pathophysiology of Immune Thrombocytopenia: From Humans to Animal Models
Dr. John Semple
Senior Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Sciences in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Frank K. Ramsey
There’s a lecture series in his name, an endowed chair, a room and a bronze relief of him at the college. But the most lasting contribution of Dr. Frank K. Ramsey lies in thousands of veterinary students, faculty, alumni and others who called him teacher, mentor and friend; and the many more who will be impacted through his legacy.
Broadly stated, Dr. Ramsey’s footprint on the college was big, figuratively and literally.
Dr. Ramsey (’46) was the chair of the pathology department from 1957 to 1975, retiring from the college in 1980. He served as chair of the building committee for the construction of the current Vet Med complex.
Dr. Ramsey was the college’s chief ambassador and, as such, an effective fundraiser with his characteristic enthusiasm and persistence. He couldn’t resist a challenge, and the college was always the benefactor. He raised money for a number of projects, including the college’s endowment fund and the Gentle Doctor Society.
In writing about Dr. Ramsey, Dr. George Beran said: “… He was a very kind, considerate and sensitive person, always putting himself into the situation of his students. He was a model of what we should be in our professional life; indeed, in our life in society, in family and our faith.”
Dr. Ramsey was born in Princeton, Missouri, and graduated first in his class from Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine (1946). He earned his PhD from Iowa State in 1955. Prior to going to veterinary school, he was a high school superintendent in South Dakota, and taught. He joined the faculty at ISU after graduation as an assistant professor of veterinary anatomy. He was promoted to associate professor in 1949, and served as chair of the Department of Veterinary Pathology from 1957-1975. He was the first recipient of the Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professorship in 1957. He was a veterinary consultant for the Agriculture Research Service, USDA, in 1961, to explore the establishment of a veterinary school in Kenya.
- In 1975, the Frank K. Ramsey Lecture Series was established.
- In 1995, the Frank K. Ramsey Endowed Chair was established.
- In 1996, a bronze relief was sculpted in his likeness.