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Abley, Melanie

Abley, Melanie, MS, PhD Research Associate

Melanie is currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate with the USDA in Athens, GA


Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
371 VMAB
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Lab: (614) 292-3412
Fax: (614) 292-4142
[[EmailLink? Abley]]

Professional Training and Experience

  • PhD, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2011 
  • MS, Ball State University, 2004
  • BS, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2002

Research Interests

  • Associations of Salmonella and Campylobacter concentrations pre-harvest with retail meat in cattle and swine. Determine the distribution and similarity of specific antimicrobial resistance genes and class-1 integrons among four important organisms (Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli and Enterococci) in the various processing settings (head meat, lymph nodes, carcass and lairage swabs).