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College of Veterinary Medicine

Post-Doctoral Associates

Samir Elqaide
Samir Elqaide

Degree and School:

Research Field: 
Molecular Microbiology

Mentor:
Dr. Philip Hardwidge

Hometown:
Meknes, Morocco

Research Project:
Study of the Effects of the EHEC T3SS effectors on the innate immune system

Mofazzal Hossain
MD Mofazzal Hossain

Degree and School:
PhD, - Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Recipient: Scholarship, the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture
of Japan, Government of Japan
Bangladesh National Science Awards.

Research Field: 
Virology

Mentor:
Dr. Raymond R.R. Rowland

Hometown: 
Bogra, Bangladesh

Research Project:
Design and development of multiplex serological assays for the detection of
antibodies to Rift Valley fever virus and other high consequence
animal diseases.

Laxmi Uma Jakkula
Laxmi Uma Jakkula

Degree and School:

Research Field: 
Molecular biology, protein chemistry and vaccine development.

Mentor:
Roman Ganta

Hometown:
Hyderabad, India

Research Project:
Gene resolutions of ehrlichia chaffeensis and studies focused on understanding
the pathogenesis and vaccine development.

chandramouliChandramouli Kondethimmanahalli

Degree and School:  
PhD, University of Mysore

Research Field: 
Bacteriology, proteomics, Marine biology, climate change biology

Mentor:
Roman Ganta

Hometown: 
Bangalore, India

Research Project:
Understanding the pathogen Ehrlichia chaffeensis gene/protein expression
changes using proteomic and transcriptomic tools.

Li
Yanhua Li

Degree and School:
BS Soochow University, Suzhou, China, MS, Shanghai Veterinary Research
Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China.
PhD, Kansas State University

Research Field: 
Animal viral diseases

Mentor:
Dr. Ying Fang

Hometown:
Suichuan, China

Research Project:
The mechanisms of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
antagonizing host innate immune response; PRRS Vaccine development.

Li
Yuhao Li

Degree and School:
PhD, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, China

Research Field: 
Molecular Virology and Pathobiology

Mentor:
Dr. Ming Liao, Professor

Hometown:
Guangzhou City , China

Research Project:

Project 1. Based mechanism of Zika virus to antagonize innate immunity
Project 2.Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and African swine fever virus (ASFV) Vaccine Development Based on a Recombinant Vaccinia Virus Vaccine Platform

Murgia
Maria Murgia

Degree and School:
Laurea” in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna, Italy
PhD, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

Research Field: 
Virology

Mentor:
Dr. Raymond R.R. Rowland

Hometown:
Oristano, Italy

Research Project:
Development of diagnostic assays for African swine fever virus.

Naudre
Rahul Nandre

Degree and School:
PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University,
Jeonju, South Korea
MVSc College of Veterinary Science and Husbandry, Anand India
BVSc Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai India

Research Field: 
Infectious Disease Pathobiology, Immunology, Vaccinology and Toxic study

Mentor:
Dr. Weiping Zhang

Hometown:
Kolhapur, India

Research Project:
Pathogenicity of
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) in Pigs and
Vaccine Development

Schwandt
Erin Schwandt

Degree and School:
BS in Animal Sciences, KSU
MS in Grain Science, KSU
PhD in Ruminant Nutrition, KSU

Research Field:
Feedlot nutrition, grain processing, and feed manufacturing

Mentor:
Dr. Dan Thomson

Hometown:
Overland Park, KS

Research Project:
I serve more as a research director for Dan’s graduate students. We are doing work in areas of: anaplasmosis, AIP, liver abscesses, ruminant nutrition, and FCS currently.

Shivanna
Vinay Shivanna

Degree and School:
PhD, Kansas State University
BVSc. & A.H., MVSc.. Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences
University, Bidar, India

Research Field: 
Molecular Virology, Viral Pathogenesis, Zoonotic infectious diseases.

Mentor:
Dr. Juergen Richt

Hometown:
Bangalore, India

Research Project:
Determinants of Rift Valley fever virus virulence.

Sunwoo
Sun Young Sunwoo

Degree and School:
PhD, Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University,
Seoul, South Korea.

Research Field: 
1) The diseases of animals - especially, the diseases caused by viruses
2) To investigate the pathogenesis of disease
3) development of vaccine candidate
4) To evaluate the efficacy of vaccine candidate and apply to target animals

Mentor:
Young S.Lyoo PhD., DVM (Prof. Konkuk University)
Juergen A Richt PhD., DVM (Prof. Kansas State University)

Hometown:
Seoul, South Korea

Research Project:
The development of ASFV vaccine candidates
The evaluation of efficacy of Universal vaccine against influenza virus

Wang
Ying Wang

Degree and School:
PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at Huazhong University of Science
and Technology (China)
Postdoc Associate at Biology department of University of Florida.

Research Field: 
Molecular biology, cell biology, genetics.

Mentor:
Dr. Roman R. Ganta

Hometown:
Wuhan, China

Research Project:
We currently work on tick-borne diseases caused by Ehrlichia and Anaplasma
species pathogens. My studies focused on generating random
and targeted mutants of Ehrlichia Chaffeensis to understand
gene functions in survival of the bacteria and its infection
in host.

Xiao
Nan Xiao 

Degree and School:
PhD, Peking Union Medical College(PUMC)

Research Field:  
Infectious Disease Pathobiology, Immunology, Vaccinology and Toxic study 

Mentor:
Dr. Weiping Zhang 

Hometown:
Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, China

Research Project:
Pathogenicity of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) in animal models and Vaccine Development