Retired Army Officer to Lead the Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research (LIDR)
On June 9th, 2015 the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri welcomed US Army Lieutenant Colonel (Ret), Dr. Jeffery Adamovicz as the Director of the Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research (LIDR). The LIDR is one of 12 regional biocontainment laboratories established by the National Institutes of Health. The laboratory conducts research designed to prevent and treat infections caused by biothreat and emerging infectious diseases agents.
Dr. Adamovicz formerly served as Scientific Director of University of Wyoming, veterinary BSL-3 facility, Chief scientist for Midwest Research Institute and Chief of the bacteriology division at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). At USAMRIID Dr. Adamovicz directed vaccine and therapeutics development programs against bacterial diseases such as anthrax, plague and glanders. Dr. Adamovicz holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and a B.A. in biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to his duties as Director of the LIDR, Dr. Adamovicz is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.