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Laboratory Director  

Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, Professor

Dr. Gebreyes' research interest is to explore how foodborne and nosocomial pathogens affect animal and human health; unravel the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistant and hypervirulent strains. Additional interests include global capacity building in the areas of food safety and zoonoses with the goal of improving health and well being of humans and animals in the developing world.

Dr. Gebreyes
Associate Director  

Mostafa Ghanem, DVM, MVSc., PhD, Post-doctoral Researcher

Dr. Ghanem’ s research interest includes the use of cutting-edge genomic approaches in the diagnosis & surveillance and molecular epidemiology investigation of infectious diseases. He has used Next-Generation  sequencing to investigate  an economically important pathogens like avian mycoplasma species outbreaks in poultry. His current work focuses on the development and application of novel molecular typing schemes to aid the interpretation of whole genome sequence data of public health important pathogens like Salmonella and campylobacter species generated from local and global surveillance projects applying the one health approach.

Dr. Ghanem also is participating in teaching professional DVM  and graduate level courses including (VPM8700 - PUBHEPI 8413) - Molecular Epidemiology of infectious diseases ,  (VMCOLL 7700.24) Preventive Medicine rotations and  (VETCLIN 7727) - Avian Medicine and Surgery. In addition to monitoring and training of graduate and visiting research scholars from different countries.

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Visiting Scholars  

Elein Anzai, DVM, Visiting Scholar

Dr. Anzai arrived at Ohio State in August 2018 for a five-month visiting scholarship to work on genomics of Mycobacterium bovis. Anzai is a PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo and holds a permanent position at the University of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Anzai is mentored by Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, (College of Veterinary Medicine) and Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH, TM, (College of Medicine) and will be at Ohio State until January 2019. Her work and scholarship are being funded by GOHi and CAPES, a foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil.

Agumas Tiruye, MSc, Visiting Scholar

Agumas Tiruye, MSc in Medical Microbiology, arrived at Ohio State in October 2018 for a four-month visiting scholarship to work on genomics of drug resistance Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in human. Tiruye is a PhD candidate at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia and holds a permanent position at Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia. Tiruye is mentored by Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH, TM, (College of Medicine) and Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, (College of Veterinary Medicine) and will be at Ohio State until February 2019. His work and scholarship are being funded by GOHi and University of Gondar.

Past Group Photos

2008 group photo
2008

2007 Group
2007

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