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College of Veterinary Medicine

Victoriya Volkova

Victoriya VolkovaAssistant Professor 

  • 2011-2014 – Research Associate (research faculty) in mathematical modeling, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • 2007 - Ph.D., Veterinary Medical Sciences minoring in Statistics, Mississippi State University
  • 1996 - DVM, Kharkov State Zooveterinary Institute, Ukraine


Applying mathematical and laboratory methods to delineate drivers of antimicrobial resistance in food animal bacteria

Impact of antimicrobial treatment (drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics) on host's enteric microbiome

Epidemiology of bacterial genes

Epidemiology and mathematical modeling of animal infectious diseases

Recent Publications

DeMars Z, Biswas S, Amachawadi RG, Renter DR, Volkova VV. Antimicrobial susceptibility of enteric gram negative facultative anaerobe bacilli in aerobic versus anaerobic conditions. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155599, 2016.

Birger R., Kouyos R. D., Cohen T., Griffiths E.,  Huijben S., Mina M., Volkova V., Grenfell B., Metcalf J. E.. The potential impact of coinfection on anti-microbial chemotherapy and drug resistance. Trends in Microbiology 2015 23(9): 537-544 doi:10.1016/j.tim.2015.05.002  

Volkova V. V., Lu Z., Besser T., Gröhn Y. T. Modeling infection dynamics of bacteriophages in enteric Escherichia coli: estimating the contribution of transduction to antimicrobial gene spread. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2014) doi:10.1128/aem.00446-14

Cazer C. and Volkova V. V., Gröhn Y. T. Use of pharmacokinetic modeling to assess antimicrobial pressure on enterobacteria of beef cattle fed chlortetracycline for growth promotion, disease metaphylaxis or treatment. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 2014 11(5): 403-411 doi:10.1089/fpd.2013.1677 

Volkova V. V., Lu Z., Lanzas C., Gröhn Y. T. Evaluating targets for control of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance in enteric commensals of beef cattle: a modeling approach. Epidemiology and Infection 2013 141(11): 2294-2312 doi:10.1017/S0950268812002993 

Volkova V. V., Hubbard S.-A., Magee D., Byrd J. A., Bailey R. H., Wills R. W. Effects of broiler feed medications on Salmonella. Avian Diseases 2013 57(3): 640-644 doi:10.1637/10462-120512-Reg.1

Volkova V. V., Lanzas C., Lu Z., Gröhn Y. T. Mathematical model of plasmid-mediated resistance to ceftiofur in commensal enteric Escherichia coli of cattle. PLoS ONE 2012 7(5): e36738 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036738