Dr. John Hardham is the director of the Zoetis Center for Transboundary and Emerging Diseases and the Veterinary Medicine Research and Development Emerging Infectious Disease Program.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his master's and PhD degrees from the University of North Carolina. Following his postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, he joined Pfizer Animal Health in 1999 and has continued following the transition to Zoetis, Inc in 2013.
Dr. Hardham has led multiple project teams in developing vaccines and biopharmaceuticals for both livestock and companion animals. In addition to working for Zoetis, Dr. Hardham is a captain in the United States Navy where he specializes in chemical and biological defense programs and has served on various committees for the National Academies of Science. Captain Hardham is currently assigned to the United States Northern Command and is detailed to the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Center for Medical Intelligence.