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College of Veterinary Medicine

Post-Doctoral Associates

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 and Dr. William C. Wilson

Hometown:
Pondicherry, India  

Research Project:
Study of arboviruses in animals 

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                                                                                     

chandramouli

Chandramouli 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.

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

Gleyder Roman Sosa
Gleyder Roman Sosa

Degree and School:
PhD, Justus-Liebig-Universitaet, Giessen, Germany

Research Field:
Molecular virology, Protein biochemistry, Preparation and characterization of antibodies

Mentor:
Dr. Jürgen A. Richt

Hometown:
El Mariel, Havana, Cuba

Research Project:
Development of vaccines and diagnostics for animal and zoonotic viral diseases

L Wisnieski
Lauren Wisnieski

Degree and School:
BS in Zoology (Michigan State University)
MS in Epidemiology (Michigan State University)
PhD in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology (Michigan State University) 

Research Field:
Large animal disease epidemiology and predictive modeling

Mentors:
Dr. David Renter, Dr. Michael Sanderson, Dr. Natalia Cernicchiaro

Hometown:
Lowell, Michigan, USA

Research Project:
Predictive modeling for bovine respiratory disease and understanding how weather affects disease risk.