The Minion Laboratory Website

Research Interests

Dr. Minion’s research interests focus on the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis and persistence of bacterial pathogens in domestic animals. Major emphasis is on pathogenomics, identification of virulence factors, gene profiling, and development of molecular vaccines in mycoplasmas. His laboratory also studies the molecular basis of persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ruminants and in the development of molecular vaccines against Yersinia pestis. Microarray studies are being conducted in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, E. coli O157:H7 and Y. pestis to understand gene transcriptional changes and their relationship to virulence. Comparative genomics and genome sequencing is being performed to identify virulence factors in mycoplasmas.


 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 on the left.