Infectious disease researcher elected to NAS

Published on May 28, 2014
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Dr. Edward A. Hoover (IL ’67), a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, was among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences April 29 for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Dr. Edward A. Hoover

Dr. Hoover is an infectious disease authority who developed a vaccine against feline leukemia virus. In addition to studying disease prevention, he has investigated transmission pathways and ways to identify at-risk cats, improving understanding of diseases and their management within populations.  

More recently, Dr. Hoover has used his knowledge of infectious disease to study what causes illnesses. In 2006, Dr. Hoover and colleagues described how chronic wasting disease is transmitted through the shedding of prions in blood, urine, and saliva. 

Dr. Hoover also oversees the university’s combined DVM/PhD-degree program. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University. Dr. Hoover is also a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. 

The NAS is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to furthering science and its use for the general welfare. 

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