Area(s) of expertise: veterinary pathology, zoonotic disease
Summary of expertise:
A veterinary pathologist, Dr. French is an expert on zoonotic diseases, diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, particularly those with public health significance like H1N1, H7N9, and arboviral encephalitides. He serves as an expert on transboundary diseases and select agents of agricultural importance to the United States such as foot and mouth disease, African swine fever and the prion diseases - mad cow and chronic wasting disease. Dr. French has authored and co-authored numerous articles and presentations, including “War of the Worlds: Our Worlds Are Colliding and Infectious Disease Is Winning – Emerging Diseases and the One Health Initiative” in 2009.
Blog/Web site: http://www.becker.edu/academics/departments-programs/animal-science/faculty-staff/richard-french-dea
Brucella sp. vertebral osteomyelitis with intercurrent fatal Staphylococcus aureus toxigenic enteritis in a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
Goertz CE, Frasca S Jr, Bohach GA, Cowan DF, Buck JD, French RA, De Guise S, Maratea J, Hinckley L, Ewalt D, Schlievert PM, Karst SM, Deobald CF, St Aubin DJ, Dunn JL.
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2011 Jul;23(4):845-51. Epub 2011 Jun 15.
Mortality of one-week-old chickens during naturally occurring Marek's disease virus infection.
Carvallo FR, French RA, Gilbert-Marcheterre K, Risatti G, Dunn JR, Forster F, Kiupel M, Smyth JA.
Vet Pathol. 2011 Sep;48(5):993-8. Epub 2011 Jan 14.
Neoplasia and granulomas surrounding microchip transponders in Damaraland mole rats (Cryptomys damarensis).
Sura R, French RA, Goldman BD, Schwartz DR.
Vet Pathol. 2011 Jul;48(4):896-902. Epub 2010 Aug 19.
Rapid preclinical detection of sheeppox virus by a real-time PCR assay.
Balinsky CA, Delhon G, Smoliga G, Prarat M, French RA, Geary SJ, Rock DL, Rodriguez LL.
J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Feb;46(2):438-42. Epub 2007 Nov 21.
Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli-induced acute necrotizing pneumonia in cats.
Sura R, Van Kruiningen HJ, DebRoy C, Hinckley LS, Greenberg KJ, Gordon Z, French RA.
Zoonoses Public Health. 2007;54(8):307-13.
War of the Worlds: Our Worlds are Colliding and Infectious Disease is Winning
Dr. French acquired his D.V.M. from the University of Illinois, and ran a small animal practice for several years before returning to the academic world. He received a masters degree in parasitology and a doctoral degree in neuropathology, and he completed a residency in anatomic pathology.
veterinary pathology, zoonotic diseases, diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, particularly those with public health significance like H1N1, H7N9, and arboviral encephalitides, and transboundary diseases and select agents of agricultural importance to the United States.
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