Joshua Amimo, BVM, MS, PhD

Joshua Amimo, BVM, MS, PhD
Research Scientist
122/123 Food Animal Health Research Building
(330) 202-3576 - office, (330) 263-3616 - lab
Degree Information: 
Postdoctoral training - Global One Health initiative (GOHi) and Center for Food Animal Health, The Ohio State University
Research fellowship - International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
PhD - Animal Breeding and Genetics (Genetics Option/Infectious Disease Genetics), University of Nairobi/Ohio State University (2014)
MS - Animal Breeding and Genetics (Breeding Option), University of Nairobi (2007)
BVM - Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi (2001)

Joshua’s research interests are in virology and immunology of swine enteric pathogens (Rotaviruses and Coronaviruses). Prior to joining CFAH, Dr. Amimo was a lecturer in University of Nairobi (UoN) Kenya, and a research technologist at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supporting a program on livestock breeding strategies for low input production systems. Dr. Amimo has been a research fellow at Biosciences of east and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) hub working on food and water borne enteric viruses, specializing on diseases of zoonotic potential. Dr. Amimo was a Kenyan representative and a Postdoc researcher with the GOHi program of the College of Veterinary Medicine, OSU. Dr. Amimo’s interest is in global one-health research, particularly understanding the epidemiology and pathogenesis of viral infectious pathogens at the human-animal-environmental interface to aide in development of accurate diagnostic tools and to implement appropriate control strategies. He has grown interest in a wide variety of research areas, particularly in virology, vaccines, animal models and epidemiology. Dr. Amimo has authored and coauthored more than 50 scientific papers in peer refereed journals.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Molecular genetics
  • Virology
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Swine Enteric Viruses

Publication link:

Google scholar; Loop

Professional Membership(s):

ASV, AAAS, World Society of Virology, International Veterinary Vaccinology Network, Asian Council of Science Editors and Kenya Veterinary Association