Jianqiang Zhang

Education & Certifications  
  • Ph.D. (2005) Veterinary Science (molecular virology), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • M.S. (1999) Molecular Virology, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Virology, Beijing, China
  • M.D. (1996) Beijing Medical University, School of Public Health, Beijing, China
  • VDPAM488 Laboratory in Clinical Microbiology (2013-present)
  • VDPAM562X – Applied Diagnostic Technologies and Medicine for Infectious Diseases
  • VMPM 699 Research Topics Course (2013-present)
  • VDPAM699 Research Topics Course (2019-present)
  • Rabies Lectures to Public Health Students (2014-present)
Research Focus & Interests  
  • Development and validation of diagnostic assays for viruses of veterinary significance
  • Refine lineage classification system and improve diagnostics of PRRSV
  • Pathogenesis, immune responses and vaccine development of swine enteric coronaviruses
  • Viral pathogens involved in swine vesicular lesions
  • Evaluation of various disinfectants against various veterinary viruses
Honors & Awards  
  • MorrisTONE Faculty Fellowship (2020-2021)
  • Iowa State University Emerging Leaders Academy (2019-2020)
  • JVDI Best Full Manuscript Award (2018)
  • Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence (2016)
  • Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Research (2016)
  • ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Early-Career Achievement in Research Award (2015)
  • 2020-present     ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Committee, member
  • 2019-present     The Annual Veterinary Diagnostic Conference – China Advisory/Planning Committee
  • 2019-present     AAVLD Virology Committee Chair
  • 2019-present     Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (JVDI), Virology Editor
  • 2017-present     Frontiers Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Editorial Board Member and Review Editor
  • 2015-Present     ISU Research Foundation Industry Advisory Committee, member
  • 2014-2020         ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Research Advisory Committee, member
  • 2013-2019         ISU VDPAM Research and Graduate Studies Committee, member
  • 2013-Present     Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD), member
  • 2012-Present     American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), member
  • 2010-Present     American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), member
  • 2006-Present     American Society for Microbiology (ASM), member
  • 2003-Present     American Society for Virology (ASV), member
Selected Publications  
  • Books

Diseases of Swine (11th Edition). Edited by Zimmerman JJ, Karriker LA, Ramirez A, Schwartz KJ, Stevenson GW, and Zhang J. (2019). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Selected Publications: (10 out of 112 refereed journal articles and/or book chapters) * Corresponding author

  1. Rawal G, Yim-im W, Chamba F, Smith C, Okones J, Francisco C, *Zhang J. (2021). Development and validation of a reverse transcription real-time PCR assay for specific detection of PRRSGard vaccine-like virus. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
  2. Ruston C, Zhang J, Scott J, Zhang M, Graham K, Linhares D, Breuer M, Karriker L, Holtkamp D. (2021). Efficacy of Ultraviolet C exposure for inactivating Senecavirus A on experimentally contaminated surfaces commonly found on swine farms. Veterinary Microbiology. 256: 109040.
  3. Yim-Im W, Huang H, Park J, Wang C, Calzada G, Gauger P, Harmon K, Main R, *Zhang J. (2021). Comparison of ZMAC and MARC-145 cell lines for improving PRRSV virus isolation from clinical samples. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 59(3): e01757-20.
  4. Wang Y, Yim-im W, Porter E, Lu N, Anderson J, Noll L, Fang Y, Zhang J, Bai J. (2021). Development of a bead-based assay for detection and differentiation of field strains and four vaccine strains of type 2 porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV-2) in the USA. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 68: 1414-1423.
  5. *Zhang J, Yoon KJ, and Zimmerman JJ. (2019). Chapter 23. Overview of Viruses. In Diseases of Swine (11th Edition). pp. 425-437.
  6. *Zhang J, Nfon C, Tsai CF, Lee CH, Fredericks L, Chen Q, Sinha A, Bade S, Harmon K, Piñeyro P, Gauger P, Tsai YL, Wang HTT, and Lee PYA. (2019). Development and evaluation of a real-time RT-PCR and a field-deployable RT-insulated isothermal PCR for the detection of Seneca Valley virus. BMC Vet Res. 15:168.
  7. *Zhang J, Yim-Im W, Chen Q, Zheng Y, Schumacher L, Huang H, Gauger P, Harmon K, and Li G. (2018). Identification of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus variant with a large spike gene deletion from a clinical swine sample in the United States. Virus Genes. 54(2): 323-327.
  8. *Zhang J, Zheng Y, Xia X, Chen Q, Bade SA, Yoon KJ, Harmon KM, Gauger PC, Main RG, and Li G. (2017). High-throughput whole genome sequencing of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus from cell culture materials and clinical specimens using next-generation sequencing technology. J Vet Diagn Invest. 29(1): 41-50.
  9. Chen Q, Gauger PC, Stafne MR, Thomas JT, Madson DM, Huang H, Zheng Y, Li G, and *Zhang J. (2016). Pathogenesis comparison between the United States porcine epidemic diarrhea virus prototype and S-INDEL-variant strains in conventional neonatal piglets. J Gen Virol. 97, 1107-1121.
  10. Chen Q, Thomas JT, Giménez-Lirola LG, Hardham JM, Gao Q, Gerber P, Opriessnig T, Zheng Y, Li G, Gauger PC, Madson DM, Magstadt DR, and *Zhang J. (2016). Evaluation of serological cross-reactivity and cross-neutralization between the United States porcine epidemic diarrhea virus prototype and S-INDEL-variant strains. BMC Vet Res. 12(1): 70.

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