IIAD Offers Training in Scientific Business Development and Management

"From Bench to Shop," administered by the Institute for Infectious Diseases and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences offers the opportunity to earn a training certificate in Scientific Business Development and Management.

This certificate enables 21st

century researchers (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and/or early career faculty) to plan, execute, evaluate, and transition Transboundary Animal Disease (TAD) research technologies to the global marketplace.

Specifically, participants will gain an understanding of the business regulations, federal and international processes, and research requirements needed to take Research and Development (R&D) ideas from basic and/or applied research through commercialization.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate.

To download an informational flyer for the program,

click here.

The program offers a highly-valued experience unique in the select agent and TAD world.

This course is valued at $15,000 per participant. A $2,000 training certificate fee (and $30 processing fee) is required from each selected trainee which is paid by a sponsor (usually your university or employer).

This program provides:


All travel expenses for the 3-week experiential course, including flights, lodging, local transportation, and meals in College Station, Texas, USA; Galveston, Texas, USA; Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA; and Onderstepoort, South Africa.


Online course access and all materials.


Experiential course materials, including laboratory supplies and training notes.

Additional information for


to participants and the

application process

are available.

Contact IIAD with questions or comments.


Latest News

12 Ways to Prevent the Spread of Disease in Feedlots

Sound management, health protocols and facilities maintenance can help achieve the ultimate goal of keeping cattle healthy and productive.

BQA Low Stress Cattle Handling Principles

Sound care and handling practices, based on years of experience and research are known to impact the well-being of cattle, individual animal health and herd productivity.

Idaho Dairy Demo Center Planned

The University of Idaho is building a massive dairy research center focused on the industry’s sustainability.

Is Grass-Fed Beef Healthier or Better for the Environment?

Oklahoma State University meat scientist Gretchen Mafi has studied the scientific differences between beef that comes from animals finished on a grain diet versus those animals finished on grass.

How To Give a Calf Electrolytes, The Dehydration Lifeline

Electrolytes can serve as a needed boost for a scouring calf. Here's a look at what’s in electrolyte products, how much electrolytes should be given and a few ways and tips on how to give electrolytes to a calf.

National Institute for Animal Agriculture to Host Equine Industry Leaders

Equine leaders will discuss the importance and sustainability of the working ranch horse at NIAA’s Annual Conference in April.