Veterinary professor leads study published in leading scientific journal

Yasuko Rikihisa, professor of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University, is lead author of a research study that appears online this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the pathogenic bugs. Co-authors from Ohio State‚Äôs Department of Veterinary Biosciences also included Hua Niu and Qingming Xiong.  (More)