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James Collins

CVM - VPM - Image - Dr. Collins 2014

 

Professor

Director, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Contact Information:
Phone: 612-625-8787
Email: colli002@umn.edu

Degrees
B.S. University of Minnesota (1976)
D.V.M. University of Minnesota (1978)
M.S. Michigan State University (1982)
Ph.D. Michigan State University (1986)

Board Certifcation
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Research Interests

  • Diagnostic Pathology, Infectious Disease

Clinical Interests

  • Food Animal Diagnostic Medicine

Instructional Areas

  • Anatomic Pathology, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathology

Selected Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine, and Google Scholar.

  • Collins, M. T., Wells, S. J., Petrini, K, R., Collins, J. E., Schultz, R. D., and Whitlock, R. H. (2005). Evaluation of five antibody detection tests for bovine paratuberculosis. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. 12:685-692.
  • Ropp, S.L., Wees, C.E., Fang, Y., Nelson, E.A., Rossow, K.D., Bien, M., Arndt, B., Preszler, S., Steen, P., Christopher-Hennings, J., Collins, J.E., Benfield, D.A., and Faaberg, K.S. 2004. Characterization of emerging European-like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus isolates in the United States. J Virol, 78:3684-3703.
  • Wells, S.J., Whitlock, R.,H., Wagner, B.,A., Collins, J., Garry, F., Hirst, H., Lawrence, J., Saville, W.J.A., and Naugle, A.L. 2002. Sensitivity of test strategies used in the U.S. Voluntary Johne’s Disease Herd Status Program for detection of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis in dairy cattle herds. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 220:1053-1057.
  • Carrie E. Mahlum, Sigrun Haugerud, Kurt D. Rossow, Sagar M. Goyal, James E. Collins and Kay S. Faaberg. 2002. Detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus by TaqMan RT-PCR reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. J. Vet Diagn Invest 14:120-125.
  • Bierk, M.D., Dee, S.A., Rossow, K.D., Collins, J.E., Otake, S. and Molitor, T.E. 2001. Transmission of PRRS virus from persistently infected sows to contact controls. Can J Vet Res 65:261-266.
  • Wells, S.J., Whitlock, R.,H., Wagner, B.,A., Collins, J., Garry, F., Hirst, H., Lawrence, J., Saville, W.J.A., and Naugle, A.L. 2002. Sensitivity of test strategies used in the U.S. Voluntary Johne’s Disease Herd Status Program for detection of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis in dairy cattle herds. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 220:1053-1057.
  • Carrie E. Mahlum, Sigrun Haugerud, Kurt D. Rossow, Sagar M. Goyal, James E. Collins and Kay S. Faaberg. 2002. Detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus by TaqMan RT-PCR reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. J. Vet Diagn Invest 14:120-125.
  • Bierk, M.D., Dee, S.A., Rossow, K.D., Collins, M.I., and Molitor, T.W. (2001). A diagnostic investigation of chronic PRRS virus infection in a swine breeding herd. Vet Rec 148:687-90.
     

Current Funding

  • Collins, J.E., Goyal, S., and Wunschmann, A. 2009-2010. CWD/TB/PCR-AI Samples. $200,000.
  • Collins, J.E. and Torrison, J. 2009-2011. Classical Swine Fever and Pseudorabies Surveillance. $134,255.
  • Collins, J.E. and Torrison, J. 2009-2010. National Animal Health Laboratory Network: MN. $50,000.
  • Collins, J.E. 2009-2011. Avian influenza surveillance at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory. Minnesota Board of Animal Health. $1,118,948.
  • Collins, J.E. and Wunschmann, A. 2009-2010. National Wildlife Disease Program. $37,735.
  • Collins, J.E. and Schefers, J. 2009-2010. CWD & Scrapie Surveillance Program. $129,675.
  • Collins, J.E. and Gramer,. M. 2008-2013. SIV Surveillance Program. $40 per test.
  • Collins, J.E. and Gramer, M. 2008-2013. SIV Surveillance Program. $40 per test.
  • Collins, J.E. and Gramer, M. 2008-2013. SIV Surveillance Program. $138.75 per test.

Honors and Awards

  • Caleb Dorr Award for outstanding academic achievement, 1978 
  • Certificate of Recognition for volunteer work, Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich, 1989 
  • Recognition for pioneering research on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. 
  • Transmissible Diseases of Swine Committee, United States Animal Health Association, November 2, 1992 
  • Mark of Excellence Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1993 
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, 2002 Mark of Excellence Award, 2002
  • Veterinarian of the Year, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, 2005
  • Howard Dunne Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Swine Industry, 2006

 

 

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