VBS Professors give presentations at Gordon Lawson Symposium in Scotland
Pictured from left to right are UMN Ph.D. graduates Roberto Guedes, Suphot Wattanaphansak, Fabio Vannucci (VDL), UMN DVM graduates Nate Winkelman (AASV President), Alan Rowland (U of Edinburgh, retired), VBS Professor Connie Gebhart, UMN DVM graduate Dana Beckler (owns a contract research organization specializing in Lawsonia), and VBS Professor Emeritus Dick Isaacson. Each individual gave an invited presentation at the Gordon Lawson Memorial Symposium September 26-27, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was the first international conference on Lawsonia intracellularis, and was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. The meeting honors Dr. Gordon Lawson to honor his pioneering work on this important swine pathogen that was named after him in 1995. Dr. Gebhart's laboratory had a three decade collaboration with Dr. Lawson.