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Gireesh Rajashekara, DVM, PhD
Program Head of CFAH

Center for Food Animal Health
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University
Food Animal Health Building
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, Ohio 44691

(330) 263-3745
(330) 263-3677

Professional Training and Experience

  • BVSc(DVM), Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences, Karnataka, India
  • MVSc, Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Karnataka, India
  • PhD, Microbiology, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
  • Post doctoral Training, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

  • Molecular microbiology
  • Host-pathogen interactions and pathogenesis
  • Virulence mechanisms
  • Vaccine Development