Dr Juergen A Richt

Extraordinary Lecturer: DVTD


Dr Juergen A Richt

Postal address

College of Veterinary Medicine
1800 Denison Ave
Mosier Hall, Room P-200
Manhattan, KS  66506


Professional and academic experience

  • 25 + years of experience as scientific researcher/mentor/lecturer
  • Serves as Editor (1 journal) and on Editorial Boards (5 journals)
  • Scientific Advisory Boards: OIE, WHO, NIH-COBRE
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer of over 35 journals, multiple grant review panels (USA, Canada, Germany, France, Portugal, UK, Hong Kong)

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM), USA
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA
  • American Society for Virology (ASV), USA
  • United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), USA

Subjects taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • Pathogenesis of Virus Infections
  • Molecular Virology
  • Zoonotic Infections
  • Veterinary Immunology
  • Veterinary Virology
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Course in Veterinary Microbiology
  • Laboratory Course in Molecular Virology

Research interests

Emerging, zoonotic and transboundary infections with an emphasis on animal prion diseases, avian and swine influenza, African Swine Fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Coronavirus Disease 2019, and Rift Valley Fever.


National and International

Postgraduate students

  • Primary PhD thesis advisor for > 10 students
  • Primary MS thesis advisor for 4 students
  • Undergraduate/VRSP mentor for >10 students
  • Primary Postdoctoral/Visiting Scientist advisor for 32 scientists
  • Research Assistant Professors/Senior Scientists advisor for 5 scientists
  • Member/co-advisor for more than 30 M.S., Doctoral (Dr. Med. Vet.) and Ph.D. students. 1995-2002: Veterinary School and Faculty of Biology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen; 2001-2008:  POS committee member for PhD-students at Iowa State University (ISU); since 2008-present:  POS committee member for M.S.- and PhD-students at Kansas State University (KSU); at the University of Hong Kong; and at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Research output/publications

  • 260+ publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editor of several books (e.g., review series “Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology”)
  • Editor of several “Special Editions” for journals
  • 75+ grants/contract awards totaling over US $60,000,000
  • 8 US Patents and 1 Australian Patent

NRF rating

  • h-index: 59; citations: >11,000

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