associate director & Professor
Terry McElwain's research explores global control of persistent infectious diseases. He worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control in establishing policies and procedures for animal sample submission and laboratory diagnosis during the monkeypox outbreak in 2003.
He has also been involved in veterinary diagnostic laboratory preparedness for intentional or accidental introduction of exotic and emerging diseases, including most recently influenza virus. Dr. McElwain is involved in development, validation, and application of molecular diagnostic techniques for disease diagnosis, and is co-inventor on 12 patents or licensing agreements.
Dr. McElwain is a member of the National Academies Institute of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, professor of pathology, executive director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and Laboratory Response Network for Bioterrorism. He directs WSU's Animal Health Research Center and is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.