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Rachel Palinski

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kansas State University 

Dr. Palinski earned her BS in Animal Science from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. Afterward, she obtained her PhD from Kansas State University Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in Manhattan, KS under the direction of Dr. Bob Rowland and Dr. Ben Hause. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Kansas State University with Dr. Wenjun Ma studying Influenza and porcine circovirus 3 pathogenesis before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Orient Point, New York studying Vesicular Stomatitis Virus and Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus genetics. In the fall 2019, she joined the faculty at the Kansas State University with a combined appointment in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology. She currently leads the Next-Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Section within the VDL. Her research interested include understanding the ecological factors that drive viral evolution, particularly related to the complexity of viral quasispecies interactions with the environment. 


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