Food Animal Health Seminar


This 1 credit hour graduate course provides students the opportunity to present and critique scientific research relating to aspects of food animal health including, but not limited to, infectious diseases, zoonosis, disease control, immunology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, epidemiology, etc. in a public forum setting. Prerequisites include graduate standing or permission from instructor. This class meets in room 112 of the Center for Food Animal Health Building on the CFAES Wooster Campus.

Spring 2023 Semester Presentations

January 19th - Kush Kumar Yadav - "The Expanding Host Range and Cross Species Transmission Potential of Rocahepevirus ratti"

January 26th - Thaina Landim De Barros - “HPAI Beyond Poultry Health”

February 2nd - Carolyn Lee “Engineering an African Swine Fever Virus Multiepitope Protein for Use in an ASF Nanoparticle-based Subunit Vaccine”

February 9th - Juliet Chepngeno and Shonna Smith

February 16th - TBD

February 23rd - Yu Li and Raksha Suresh

March 9th - Shuja Majeeh and Faith Oster 

March 23rd - Saroj Khatiwada and Thamonpan Laocharoensuk

March 30th - Anusree Thenissery

April 6th - Orhan Sahin

April 13th - Mingde Liu and Bindu Adhikari

April 20th - Menuka Bhandari


Spring 2022 Semester Presentations

January 20th - Dr. Scott Kenney - "A nanoparticle vaccine platform for African swine fever virus"

January 27th - Xiaoyu Niu - “Evaluation of gene targets in porcine epidemic diarrhea virus attenuated vaccine development

February 3rd - Dr. Santosh Dhakal - "Golden Syrian hamster model to study sex differences in SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis and vaccination"

February 10th - Dr. Ali Nazmi - "The role of granzyme B in differentiation and pathogenicity of CD4+ T cells"

February 17th - Sochina Ranjit - “Identification of Novel Small Molecule Growth Inhibitors to Control Pseudomonas Leaf Spot Disease on Pepper Plants”

February 24th - Juliet Chepngeno - “The effects of vitamin A supplementation on gut-mammary axis immune responses and rotavirus infection in vitamin A deficient sows"

March 10th - Dr. Som G. Nanjappa - “Host sialophorin is essential for fungal vaccine immunity”

March 24th - Menuka Bhandari - "Antimicrobial Peptides: Promising Alternatives to Antibiotics against Salmonella Infection in Chicken"Mingde Liu - "The cold-adapted, temperature-sensitive SARS-CoV-2 strain TS11 is attenuated in Syrian hamsters and a candidate attenuated vaccine"

April 7th - Diana Cruz-Pulido “Differing coronavirus genres alter shared host signaling pathways upon viral infection”, Brenna Braasch“Utilization of artificial intelligence to better understand behavior in African wild dogs”

April 14th - Molly Raque - "Differential Host Glycan Interactions are Associated with Alternative Modes of Rotavirus Cell Entry and Replication", Carolyn Lee - "Evaluation of a SARS-COV-2 Intranasal Nanoparticle Vaccine in Ferrets"

April 21st - Kush Kumar Yadav - “Ribosomal protein S17 is a host determinant enhancing avian hepatitis E virus (HEV) replication”, Faith Oster - “Examining student-animal interactions in a post-secondary Animal Sciences curriculum through students’ responses and animal behavior”