Brian Herrin, DVM, Ph.D. candidate, with Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences received the 2016 AAVP-CAPC Graduate Student Award in Zoonotic Disease. The award recognizes research excellence in zoonotic disease and is sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the Companion Animal Parasite Council. Herrin’s research focuses on investigating the geographic expansion of Borrelia burgdorferi in North America.
Along with an engraved plaque, Herrin will receive a Young Travel Investigator Grant to attend the annual AAVP meeting in San Antonio and a $1,000 monetary award provided by CAPC.
Herrin of Lindsay, Okla., earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State in 2014. He is completing his PhD in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences and currently works as a graduate teaching assistant at the veterinary center.