The Minion Laboratory Website

Research Interests

Dr. Minion’s current research interests focus on the molecular basis of mycoplasmal pathogenesis and the persistence of these pathogens in domestic animals. Major emphasis is on pathogenomics, identification of virulence factors, gene profiling, and development of molecular vaccines in mycoplasmas. Comparative genomics and genome sequencing is also being performed to identify virulence factors in mycoplasmas. Although the laboratory in the past has also studied the molecular basis of persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ruminants and worked to develop molecular vaccines against Yersinia pestis, these projects are no longer ongoing


We are located in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.

  • My office address is 1130 Vet Med (Phone: 515-294-6347)
  • My lab address is 1131E Vet Med (Phone: 515-294-6350)

Ames is located in the heart of the Midwest and has one of the largest concentrations of animal health researchers in the world. To find out more about the Minion laboratory, click on one of the topics at the top.