During the past 18 years, the research focus of Dr. Brock has been the control and prevention of bovine viral diarrhea virus. Specific areas of research have focused on the molecular characterization of noncytopathic bovine viral diarrhea virus, development and identification of persistent bovine viral diarrhea virus infections, and the development and evaluation of bovine viral diarrhea virus vaccines for fetal protection. Recently, the reproductive consequences of bovine viral diarrhea virus infections have been a focus of the research efforts of Dr. Brock. Dr. Brock, has led educational efforts both for veterinarians and producers concerning bovine viral diarrhea virus and other important infectious disease of cattle. Dr. Brock, has been the principle investigator on numerous research grants and maintains a current research program on bovine viral diarrhea virus. Dr. Brock currently, is supervisor of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories within the College of Veterinary Medicine and is responsible for teaching the veterinary professional and graduate students as well as conducting research on infectious diseases of food animals. Dr. Brock has successfully mentored one MS student and four PhD students.