Han Joo, DVM, PhD

Professor Emeritus (retired), Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Han Joo

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-0235

DVM, Seoul National University, 1966

PhD, James Cook University, 1977

MS, James Cook University, 1974


Awards & Recognition

1998 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, CVM, Univ of Minnesota; 2005 Inventor recognition award, University of Minnesota; 2008 Inventor recognition award, License signed, University of Minnesota; 2009 Best Service award, The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea


Research Summary/Interests

Viral diseases in swine; Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus; Porcine circovirus type 2; Swine influenza virus; Other swine viruses; Health management on swine farms

Research Funding Grants

Pathogenicity of a modified live PRRS virus in 3- week old pigs. ProtaTek International Inc, St. Paul, MN; Evaluation of protective immunity of PRRS virus envelope proteins in pigs. MJ Biologics, Mankato, MN


US Patent No. 7,241,582 – Methods and kits for simple detection and quantification of PRRS virus antibodies (issued on July 10, 2007); US Patent No. 7,776,537B2 – Method of preparing a PRRS virus vaccine (issued on August 17, 2010)




CVM 6842 Swine disease diagnosis, therapeutics & Prevention; CVM 6852 Swine virology; CVM 6855 Population based diagn & therapeutics; CVM 6204 Virology; VMED 8593 Adv vet virology & serology; VMED 5596 Adv swine disease; An Sci 4601 Pork production system management


Clinical Interests

Clinical investigation and health management on swine farms; On-farm diagnosis & establish control measures; Specialty on infectious reproductive diseases; Biosecurity audit; Education for farm workers