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Brian B. Gowen

Research Associate Professor


Research Interests



Dr. Gowen received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in 2000, with emphasis in the areas of microbiology and immunology. His undergraduate work concentrated in microbiology was done at Colorado State University. He trained as a post doctoral fellow at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories campus of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, in Hamilton, Montana, from 2000-2004, where he studied host-pathogen interactions and innate immunity and host defense. He joined the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences and the Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University(USU) in January of 2004. In 2012 he joined the faculty of the new USU School of Veterinary Medicine program and was appointed Adjunct Professor at Washington State University in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. Dr. Gowen specializes in pre-clinical development of antiviral therapies for the treatment of arenaviral and bunyaviral hemorrhagic fever agents, immunotherapeutics, innate immunity to viral pathogens, and modeling of viral hemorrhagic diseases. He has 41 peer-reviewed publications, is the inventor on one patent, and serves on the editorial boards for the journals Antiviral Research and Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy. Dr. Gowen was the recipient of William Prusoff Young Investigator Lecture Award from the International Society for Antiviral Research in 2011.