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College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mwangi

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Associate Professor

Phone: 785-532-5994
Email: wmwangi@vet.k-state.edu

Research

Research program seeks to develop novel strategies for safely inducing immune protection against microbial pathogens in livestock.  Major on-going efforts are focused on the development of an African Swine Fever Virus subunit vaccine and a broadly protective Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus vaccine, adjuvants, and diagnostic tools. 

Teaching

DMP 705 Principles of Veterinary Immunology.

Selected Publications

1.     Lokhandwala S, Waghela SD, Bray J, Martin CL, Sangewar N, Charendoff C, Hassan, WS, Gabbert L, Burrage TG, Brake D, Neilan J, Mwangi W. 2017. Adenovirus- vectored Novel African Swine Fever Virus Antigens Elicit Robust Immune Responses in Swine. PLoS One;

2.     Martin C, Waghela SD, Lokhandwala S, Ambrus A, Bray J, Vuong C, Vinodkumar V, Dominowski PJ, Rai S, Mwangi D, Foss DL, Mwangi W. 2017. Characterization of a Broadly Reactive Anti-CD40 Agonistic Monoclonal Antibody for Potential Use as an Adjuvant. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 20;12(1):e0170504. PMID: 28107431;

3.     Lokhandwala S, Fang X, Waghela SD, Bray J, Njongmeta LM, Herring A, Abdelsalam KW, Chase C, Mwangi W. 2017. Priming Cross-Protective Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus-Specific Immunity Using Live-Vectored Mosaic Antigens. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 18;12(1):e0170425. PMID: 28099492;

4.     Mwangi W, de Figueiredo P, Criscitiello MF. 2016. One Health: Addressing Global Challenges at the Nexus of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health. 2016. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Sep 15;12(9):e1005731. PMC5025119;

5.     Lokhandwala S, Waghela SD, Bray J, Martin CL, Sangewar N, Charendoff C, Shetti R, Ashley C, Chen CH, Berghman LR, Mwangi D, Dominowski PJ, Foss DL, Rai S, Vora S, Gabbert L, Burrage TG, Brake D, Neilan J, Mwangi W. 2016. Induction of Robust Immune Responses in Swine by Using a Cocktail of Adenovirus-Vectored African Swine Fever Virus Antigens. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2016 Nov 4;23(11):888-900. PMC5098023.