Post-Doctoral Associates

Shakirat Adetunji

Shakirat Adetunji

Degree and School:
DVM, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
MS (Biomedical Sciences), Texas A&M University, USA
Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences), Texas A&M University, USA

Research Field:
Zoonotic infectious diseases, immunology, pathology

Mentor:
Dr. Natalia Cernicchiaro

Hometown:
Ibadan, Nigeria

Research Project:
Immune pathogenesis of arboviral diseases using mouse and pig models, as well as the biologic effects of novel sorghum phenolic compounds.

Velmurugan Balraman

Velmurugan Balraman

Degree and School:
B.V.Sc (RIVER,India)
M.V.Sc (IVRI, India)
PhD (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Research Field:
Molecular Virology and Vector biology

Mentors:
Dr. Jürgen A. Richt
Dr. William C. Wilson

Hometown:
Pondicherry, India

Research Project:
Study of arboviruses in animals

Anamika Gupta

Anamika Gupta

Degree and School:
DVM, RAJUVAS, India
MVSc. (Veterinary Pathology), GADVASU, India
Ph.D. (Poultry Science), University of Arkansas, USA

Research Field:
Infectious diseases, Pathology, Food Microbiology

Mentor:
Dr. Roman Ganta

Hometown:
Uttar Pradesh, India

Research Project:
Characterization of functional significance of genes identified as essential for E. chaffeensis in vivo growth

D Meekins

David Meekins

Degree and School:
PhD, University of Kentucky

Research Field:
Biochemistry, X-ray crystallography

Mentor:
Dr. Jürgen A. Richt

Hometown:
Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

Research Project:
Sequencing, protein structural biology, and molecular biology of Zoonotic viruses

K Moreno

Karla Moreno

Degree and School:
D.V.M., National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
M.Sc., National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Research Field:
Epidemiology and Ecology of Infectious Diseases in Animals

Mentor:
Dr. Michael Sanderson

Hometown:
Mexico City, Mexico

Research Project:
Modeling the control of animal infectious disease outbreaks for emergency preparedness

DFernandez Sainz

Ignacio Fernandez Sainz

Degree and School:
DVM: Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina
MS: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. USA
PhD: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Field:
Molecular virology, Veterinary microbiology

Mentor:
Dr. Jürgen A. Richt

Hometown:
Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

Research Project:
Development and evaluation of novel vaccine candidates against Foot and Mouth Disease