Karen M. Harmon

PhD
Education & Certifications  

BS Food Science U of WI 1981
PhD Food Science (Microbiology) U of MN 1986

Research Focus & Interests  

Molecular Testing (PCR, sequencing)
New Technology for Diagnostics of biological agents
PCR assay design

Memberships  

AAVLD

Selected Publications  

Harmon KM, Gauger PC, Zhang J, Piñeyro PE, Dunn DD, Chriswell AJ. 2015. Whole-genome sequences of novel porcine circovirus type 2 viruses detected in swine from Mexico and the United States. Genome Announc 3(6):e01315-15. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01315-15.

Thomas JT, Chen Q, Gauger PC, Giménez-Lirola LG, Sinha A, Harmon KM, et al. 2015.  Effect of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infectious Doses on Infection Outcomes in Naïve Conventional Neonatal and Weaned Pigs. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0139266.

Sinha A, Gauger P, Zhang J, Yoon KJ, Harmon K. 2015. PCR-based retrospective evaluation of diagnostic samples for emergence of porcine deltacoronavirus in US swine. Vet Microbiol Sep 30: 179(3-4).

Pepin, B. J., Kittawornrat, A., Liu, F., Gauger, P. C., Harmon, K., Abate, S., Main, R., Garton, C., Hargrove, J., Rademacher, C., Ramirez, A. and Zimmerman, J. (2015), Comparison of Specimens for Detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Infection in Boar Studs. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 62: 295–304.

Chen Q, Li G, Stasko J, Thomas JT, Stensland WR, Pillatzki AE, Gauger PC, Schwartz KJ, Madson D, Yoon K-J, Stevenson GW, Burrough ER, Harmon KM, Main RG, and Zhang J. 2014 Isolation and characterization of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus associated with the 2013 disease outbreak among swine in the United States. J Clin Microbiol 52(1):234-243.

Lowe J, Gauger P, Harmon K, Zhang J, Connor J, Yeske P, Laula T, Levis I, Dufresne L, and Main R.  2014. Role of transportation in spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20 (5): 872-874.

Harmon KM, Abate SA, Chriswell AJ, Chittick WA, Strait EL. Comparison of two commercial real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assays for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. J Swine Health Prod. 2012; 20(4): 184-188.