July 16, 2021
Stefan Keller, a student in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently named a 2021 Vet Fellow by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Keller will work with his mentor, professor Roger Stich, to identify anti-tick vaccine candidates to block transmission of anaplasma marginale, the cause of anaplasmosis in cattle.
This award is only given to up to 15 applicants per year and provides a $10,000 stipend to be used to perform research with a qualified mentor. Along with the stipend, students receive an invitation to participate in a virtual meet-and-greet with FFAR and AAVMC staff, along with other 2021 FFAR Vet Fellows, and admittance to National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.