In the past, Dr. Wright’s research interests have involved both vector-borne diseases and the zoonoses including Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and bluetongue. He also was involved in studies on the use of an intradermal rabies vaccine for humans. Presently he is a member of a pre-harvest food safety research group studying novel methods for the reduction of salmonella shedding in calves.

This group also is investigating the movement of different serovars of salmonella among different animal species using environmental sampling.

Past Affiliations

Research Associate, Microbiology
1977 - 1981

Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Assistant Professor, Parasitology, Microbiology & Public Health, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater (past)
1981 - 1985

DVM, University of Georgia, 1974
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Biology, 1971
MS, University of Missouri, Columbia, Microbiology
PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, Microbiology
animal diseases or pathology veterinary medicine canine diseases or pathology food safety lyme disease e coli pathobiology
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
Phi Zeta
United States Animal Health Association