The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is pleased to announce Matthew Sturos, DVM, as the first recipient of the James B. Moe Award. This new award recognizes a full-time PhD trainee in the field of comparative medicine, specifically related to infectious diseases or pathology.
James B. Moe is a 1964 graduate of the CVM. He worked in private practice for several years before enlisting in the US Army Veterinary Corps, during which time he also earned board certification in anatomic pathology from the American College Illustration by Megan Murrell of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), an organization in which he has made lifelong contributions and held several leadership positions. Moe currently runs a pharmacology consulting company, JMB Consulting, Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Sturos received his DVM from the CVM in 2012. He in western Wisconsin before completing a residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Sturos’ thesis work focuses on Senecavirus A (SVA), an emerging global swine pathogen that causes vesicular disease in pigs that is nearly indistinguishable from high-impact vesicular diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease. Through his research, Sturos aims to answer fundamental questions about SVA for which there are significant knowledge gaps.
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