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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 

Tariku Beyene
Tariku Beyene

Degree and School:
DVM (AAU, Ethiopia)
Joint MSc (FUB/AAU, Germany/Ethiopia)
PhD (WUR, The Nethelands)

Research Field: 
Epidemiology and  applied economics

Mentor:
Drs David Renter, Natalia Cernicchiaro, Michael Sanderson

Hometown:
Ethiopia

Research Project:
Animal health, Food safety, Antimicrobial resistance 

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                                                                                     

S Indran

Sabarish Indran

Degree and School:
Ph.D (Microbiology) :  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
M.V.Sc (Veterinary Microbiology) :  C. C. S. Haryana Agricultural University, India.
B.V.Sc & A.H:  Kerala Agricultural University, India

Research Field:
Virology

Mentor:
Dr. Jürgen A. Richt

Hometown:
India

Research Project:
Rift Valley Fever Virus Pathogenesis

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.

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.

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