Shollie Falkenberg, PhD, MS, BS

Associate Professor, Coordinator - Animal Health Research

Shollie Falkenberg Photo

Animal Health Research
Department of Pathobiology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



BS, Texas A&M University, 2003
MS, Texas A&M University, 2006
PhD, Mississippi State University, 2011



Dr. Falkenberg’s research has used large animal models to observe the impact of stress on production as well as developed multifactorial stress, viral and bacterial models to mimic the bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC). Her post-doctoral research at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, IA focused on the impact of BVDV infections on the immune system. Following her post-doctoral work, Dr. Falkenberg was a research scientist at Elanco Animal Health working in cattle vaccine development. She returned in March 2016 to the NADC as a scientist to conduct research in support of the USDA-ARS Animal Health initiative specifically related to “Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases in Cattle” with an emphasis in bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). Dr. Falkenberg became the Coordinator of Animal Health Research at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in March 2022.

Research Interests


Dr. Falkenberg’s research interests include development of experimental infection and transmission models, vaccination trials, immune response evaluation, and characterizing the pathogenesis of BVDV and other viral pathogens associated with the BRDC.