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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.

 

News

  1. Kush Yadav Receives Spring 2022 Infectious Diseases Institute Trainee Enrichment Award

    Jul 5, 2022

    Congratulations to Kush Yadav, doctoral candidate in Dr. Kenney's lab, on receiving the Spring 2022 Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Trainee Enrichment Award. 

  2. Diana Cruz‑Pulido and Dr. Scott Kenney publish paper in Scientific Reports entitled: "Differing coronavirus genres alter shared host signaling pathways upon viral infection"

    Jul 5, 2022

    Diana Cruz-Pulido, Ph.D student, and Dr. Scott Kenney recently published a paper in Scientific Reports entitled: "Differing coronavirus genres alter shared host signaling pathways upon viral infection".  Diana and Dr. Kenney worked alongside Wilberforce Zachary Ouma of The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to show that even though there is a positive correlation between PDCoV and SARS‑CoV‑2 infections, these viruses could be using different strategies for efficient replication in their cells from their natural hosts.

  3. IDI TEDxOSU: Kush Yadav - “Hepatitis E: A Neglected Virus”

    Jun 30, 2022

    Kush Yadav, a doctoral candidate in Dr.