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


VDPAM 488 – Laboratory in Clinical Microbiology (2013-present)
VMPM 699 - Research Topics Course (2013-present)
Rabies lectures to Public Health Students (2014-present)
VDPAM 590 - Special Topics-Veterinary Virology Diagnostic Methods (2013)

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  

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)


2019-2020        ISU Emerging Leaders Academy
2019                The 1st Annual Veterinary Diagnostic Conference – China Advisory/Planning Committee
2015-Present     ISU Research Foundation Industry Advisory Committee, member
2014-Present     ISU College of Veterinary Medicine Reserach 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  

Google Scholar Page

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 104 refereed journal articles and/or book chapters)
* Zhang J as the corresponding author.

  1. *Zhang J, Yoon KJ, and Zimmerman JJ. (2019). Chapter 23. Overview of Viruses. In Diseases of Swine (11th Edition). pp. 425-437.
  2. *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.
  3. *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.
  4. *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.
  5. *Zhang J. (2016). Porcine deltacoronavirus: overview of infection dynamics, diagnostics methods, prevalence and genetic evolution. Virus Res. 226: 71-84. (Invited Review Article).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Thomas JT, Chen Q, Gauger PC, Giménez-Lirola LG, Sinha A, Harmon KM, Madson DM, Burrough ER, Magstadt DR, Salzbrenner H, Welch MW, Yoon KJ, Zimmerman JJ, and *Zhang J.  (2015). Effect of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infectious doses on infection outcomes in naïve conventional neonatal and weaned pigs. PLoS ONE. 10(10): e0139266.
  9. Chen Q, Gauger P, Stafne M, Thomas J, Arruda P, Burrough E, Madson D, Brodie J, Magstadt D, Derscheid R, Welch M, and *Zhang J.  (2015). Pathogenicity and pathogenesis of a United States porcine deltacoronavirus cell culture isolate in 5-day-old neonatal piglets. Virology. 482: 51-59.
  10. Chen Q, Li G, Stasko J, Thomas JT, Stensland WR, Pillatzki AE, Gauger PC, Schwartz KJ, Madson D, Yoon KJ, Stevenson GW, Burrough ER, Harmon KM, Main RG, and *Zhang J. (2014). Isolation and characterization of porcine epidemic diarrhea viruses associated with the 2013 disease outbreak among swine in the United States. J Clin Microbiol. 52(1): 234-243.