Dr. Hank Harris

Dr. Hank Harris is one of the world’s foremost authorities on infectious diseases of swine and related pathogens in people. In the 1970’s he discovered and named the cause of swine dysentery. In the early 1980’s he was one of the founders and a CEO of NOBL Laboratories, an animal health vaccine company that was acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. In the late 1980’s he was vice president of PIC USA, Inc. a worldwide leader in pig breeding and genetics. While at PIC Dr. Harris introduced the concept of multiple site production to the swine industry, an approach adopted globally. He is an emeritus professor of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine at Iowa state University.  Dr. Harris founded Harrisvaccines in 2006, a swine biologics company located at the ISU Research Park and recently received a USDA license for its PED vaccine.