Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge of Kansas State University made an academic visit to JAAS on Nov. 15, 2013. JAAS Vice President Lu Xiaoxi met with him and discussed about bilateral cooperation in postdoc training, exchange visits and the recruitment of specially-appointed professors.
Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge is an associate professor of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine Pathobiology of the College of Veterinary Medicine. His laboratory is interested in the understanding, treating, and preventing diarrheal disease caused by bacterial pathogens. His group primarily study several virotypes of Escherichia coli that cause diarrhea and malnutrition in humans and livestock, including E. coli O157:H7, non-O157 STEC, and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC).
During his visit to JAAS, Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge gave an academic talk on Enterohemorrhagic E.coli virulence factors and innate immunity, introduced the latest research results of his lab and discussed with JAAS scientists on the R&D of bacterial vaccines and innate immunity. After the lecture, he had a guided tour to the animal testing center of JAAS.