Gaurav Rawal is a Graduate Assistant- Research in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University. He received his DVM from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences from Nepal and MS from Iowa State University (ISU) in Veterinary Preventive Medicine under the supervision of Drs. Bailey Arruda and Daniel Linhares. His MS thesis was on the epidemiologic characteristic of porcine astrovirus type 3. He is currently working with Dr. Jianqiang Zhang on his Ph.D. with a focus in molecular virology of PRRSv. He has a working knowledge of molecular virology including cell culture, cell line maintenance, sample extraction and processing, virus Isolation, virus titration, virus propagation, and production, quantitative RT-PCR, fluorescence microscopy, hemagglutination test, and clinical research processes includes running field study, challenge/animal studies and feed studies including resource management, sample collection, feeding, caretaking animals, animal examination, necropsy skills, farm visits, herd evaluation, and others. He has published peer reviewed papers, conference proceedings, magazine articles, attended several posters, oral presentations and invited talks, participated as co-author in proposal and served as a reviewer for MDPI Journals.
Research Interests of Dr. Gaurav Rawal are Animal Virology, Epidemiology, Molecular Biology, Emerging Diseases