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Gerhardt G. Schurig

Dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine/Virginia Tech
Professor of Veterinary Medicine (Immunology)
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University of Chile, Licentiate in Animal Husbandry, 1970
University of Chile, D.V.M., 1970
Cornell University, M.S., 1974
Cornell University, Ph.D., 1977
Post-doctoral training University of Wisconsin - Madison Campus, 1976-1978
Faculty, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1978

Dr. Schurig came to Virginia Tech in 1978 as a Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Science. In 1982, Schurig was promoted to an Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine. In 1984, he became the Department Head of Veterinary Biology and Clinical Sciences at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. In 1986 he continued as a professor and headed the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. From 1987 to 1994 Schurig became the Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, a complex of 11 major laboratories and several small laboratories in which research related to infectious diseases is carried out (virology, bacteriology-mycology, immunology, parasitology, avian diseases and fish diseases). This also included implementation and direction of the BL3 isolation facility

Dr. Schurig is currently Associate Dean for Research and International Programs Director of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. The International Program coordinates faculty exchanges with universities abroad and links cooperative research programs.

Dr. Schurig also directs the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center for Veterinary Education in Management and Public Health. He is charged with assisting the Pan-American Health Organization in resolving problems related to disease outbreaks and public health problems in general which originate from animal sources . This includes assisting in training foreign health officers by offering specific courses.

VetTech directly markets products in Chile, Bolivia and Peru through Agrovet, a Chilean company. This South American marketing effort has been accomplished largely by Schurig, a native of Chile, with many contacts in South America. Schurig has assisted in establishing distribution channels for VetTech products in Venezuela, Columbia and Argentina.

Schurig is currently on the University's Biotechnology Executive Planning Committee. He is a Board Member of Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) Corporation and is a member of the College's Research and Graduate Studies Board. He is a member of the national Brucellosis Scientific Advisory Committee of the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and a member of the United Nations University.

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