Dr. Steve Carlson

dr-steve-carlsonSteve Carlson DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Steve Carlson received his B.S. in Animal Science and a D.V.M. from Iowa State University. After three years as a private practice large animal veterinarian, he returned to school and received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Following postdoctoral training in pathogenic bacteriology focusing on Salmonella, Dr. Carlson worked as a Veterinary Medical Officer with the USDA where he solved a major problem regarding antibiotic resistant Salmonella with enhanced disease-causing capabilities. He now is an Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. He has published over 50 papers and is considered the international expert on the virulence of multiple antibiotic resistant Salmonella in livestock. He also is the co-founder of two small biotech companies, both of which are aimed at identifying livestock that resist infectious diseases.

Connecting the Dots: Pathogens Affecting Your Herd
Salmonella and E. coli are insidious problems for the cattle industry.  Both bacteria cause critical food safety and animal health problems in dairy cattle.  This presentation will discuss data regarding new anti-Salmonella and anti-E. coli strategies based on technologies developed by Diamond V.  These technologies inhibit the presence of the bacteria, and also block the ability of the bacteria to cause disease and to develop resistance to antibiotics.