Research Staff

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Kayoko Kimura, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Specialist
2110 College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kimura received her DVM and M.S. from Iwate University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan, respectively. She worked as a practitioner for dairy cattle after receiving her M.S., and worked in Syria as a member of the Japanese Peace Corp. She worked for a pharmaceutical company for veterinary use for 10.5 years as a research scientist and a chief of pharmacological and chemical section until she came to the U.S. to receive her PhD (BMS) from ISU. Her research area for PhD and post doc at NADC focused mainly on periparturient immunosuppression of dairy cows until she joined CFSPH. Currently she has been conducting research on immune functions of livestock, fish and dogs.


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Ratree Platt, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Specialist
2124 College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Platt received her DVM from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1979, a Vet.Med.Lic. in Veterinary Virology from Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology from Iowa State University in 2000. She was a faculty member in Veterinary Microbiology at Chulalongkorn University for 16 years. Dr. Platt currently works with faculty in the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine to design, conduct and report on experiments involving immune function of livestock. She manages many projects in the immunology laboratory and provides input and assistance for a number of CFSPH activities.


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Matt Sandbulte, PhD

Research Scientist
2120 College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sandbulte's primary research interests are in influenza virus immunity and molecular virology. At different stages his studies have focused on several influenza A lineages, including highly pathogenic H5N1, human seasonal strains, and 2009 pandemic H1N1. His current work is in close collaboration with the USDA National Animal Disease Center (NADC). Dr. Sandbulte's specific areas of interest include T-cell priming by vaccines or infection; functional serological assays, particularly for the neuraminidase (NA) antigen; and viral ecology in natural animal hosts.


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Thomas H. Skadow, BS

Laboratory Technician III
2135 College of Veterinary Medicine

Thomas Skadow received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in 1986. He has been working in Dr. Roth’s research laboratory since 1989 and assists in all research and management activities of the laboratory.