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College of Veterinary Medicine

Post-Doctoral Associates

kangming chen
Kangming Chen

Degree and School:
PhD, Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2014
MS, Molecular Ecology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, 2008
Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
BS, Biological Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, 2005

Research Field:
Molecular characterization of type III secretion effectors of
Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC)

Mentor:
Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge

Hometown:
Shaoyang, Hunan, China

Research Project:
Bacterial effector inhibition of type I interferon. Disruption of NF-kB signaling
by diarrheagenic Escherichia coli

qiangde duan
Qiangde Duan

Degree and School:
PhD, Yangzhou University 

Research Field: 
Microbiology and Pathobiology

Mentor:
Dr. Weiping Zhang

Hometown:
WeiNan, China

Research Project:
ETEC vaccine development

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.

Ibata
Diana Herrera Ibata

Degree and School:
PhD University of A Coruña, Spain
MSc University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
DVM University of La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia

Research Field: 
Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology

Mentor:
Dr. Lina Muir

Hometown:
Bogotá, Colombia

Research Project:
Risk assessment for evaluating the risk of Foreign Animal Diseases introduction into the United States

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

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.