The Ohio State Univ.
Linda J. Saif (AAI ’13) is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University in the Food Animal Health Research Program and the Veterinary Preventative Medicine Department. She is a virologist and immunologist whose research focuses on comparative aspects of enteric and respiratory viral infections, including coronaviruses, of food animals and humans. Dr. Saif is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Argentine Academia Nacional de Agronomia y Veterinaria. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Microbiology. She was the first woman to receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. She has served on advisory boards for U.S. and international organizations, including the CDC and WHO, and she was a Fulbright Scholar. Her laboratory serves as a WHO International Reference Lab for Animal Coronaviruses within the SARS Coronavirus Network.