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Center for Food Animal Health

CFAES Wooster



Welcome to the Center for Food Animal Health. Our center focuses on enhancing food safety, protecting the environment, and making animals and people healthier. Our areas of expertise are highlighted below

Animal Disease

CFAH research is helping veterinarians and health officials to get the information they need to protect and improve animal and therefore, human health.

Zoonoses and Food Safety

Pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites are contracted by consuming contaminated food or drinking water. The risks are present from farm to fork and require prevention and control throughout the food chain.

Animal Models

Animal models of human disease have been used to find pathways of normal function, identify abnormalities leading to disease, and develop diagnostics and therapy. Better models of human disease result in more efficient drug discovery.

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The faculty in CFAH includes coronavirus experts who are working to develop vaccines and diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2.


  1. Dr. Mo Saif honored on the cover of Avian Diseases

    Apr 22, 2024

    Congratulations to Dr.

  2. Dr. Gireesh Rajashekara awarded the 2024 Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor Award

    Apr 19, 2024

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gireesh Rajashekara on his recognition as the 2024 Distinguished Graduate Student Mentor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University!

  3. CFAH well represented at the 2024 CFAES Research Day

    Apr 18, 2024

    The 2024 Annual Celebration of Research Week, held in coordination with the CFAES Annual Research Forum, provided an opportunity to emphasize the many successes of the research community in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.