Oklahoma State University
Craig Miller, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP is Director of the Immunopathology Core Laboratory in the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (OCRID) at Oklahoma State University and also serves as a diagnostic pathologist at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL). Dr. Miller earned his DVM, and PhD degrees from Colorado State University and completed a residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the Colorado State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CSU-VDL). Dr. Miller’s research endeavors concentrate primarily on understanding the immunopathology of infectious diseases, and he has established the Companion Animal and Translational Science laboratory (C.A.T.S. Lab) at OSU which uses translational feline models to investigate solutions to human disease. The C.A.T.S. Lab is actively focused on understanding the complex interactions that develop between pathogens and host immune dysfunction and employs a wide array of immunologic assays (flow cytometry, microsphere immunoassay, immunohistochemistry) and cutting-edge molecular techniques (droplet digital PCR, single cell RNA sequencing) to characterize innate and cell-mediated immune dyscrasias associated with viral (SARS-CoV-2, HIV/FIV) and protozoal (Cytauxzoon felis) infections. Current work is centered on the development and application of feline models for SARS-CoV-2 infection to study immune dysfunction contributing to COVID-19 progression, as well as the development of novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccination strategies to prevent cytauxzoonosis (Bobcat Fever).