Bart Tarbet

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Dr. Bart Tarbet received a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Delaware, with specialization in experimental pathology (pathogenesis of infectious disease). His M.S. degree in Microbiology and Immunology was completed at the Louisiana State University Medical Center, and his undergraduate work in Microbiology was done at Weber State University. He joined the Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University (USU) in 2008. Prior to joining USU, he was employed in Research and Development at Intervet Inc. (now Merck Animal Health), a global leader in the discovery, development, and manufacture of veterinary medicines. During the twelve years that he worked at Intervet, he completed research in the area of vaccine development.

His current research includes evaluation of experimental therapies and vaccines against influenza virus and enterovirus infections in animal models. In addition, he teaches Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science, and is a faculty member in the USU School of Veterinary Medicine, where he teaches courses in Microbiology and Infectious Disease and a course in Leadership.

He also serves on the editorial boards of Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy, Antiviral Research, and Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines.