Joshua Amimo, BVM, MS, PhD

Joshua Amimo, BVM, MS, PhD
122/123 Food Animal Health Research Building
(330) 202-3576 - office, (330) 263-3616 - lab
Degree Information: 
BVM - Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi (2001)
MS - Animal Breeding and Genetics (Breeding Option), University of Nairobi (2007)
PhD - Animal Breeding and Genetics (Genetics Option/Infectious Disease Genetics), University of Nairobi/Ohio State University (2014)

Joshua is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University and a lecturer at the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi. Previously, he worked as research technologist on livestock breeding strategies program at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Joshua has been a research fellow at Biosciences of east and central Africa (BecA-ILRI) hub working on food and water borne enteric viruses, and Kenyan liaison officer/ Postdoc researcher with the Global One Health initiative (GOHi) of the Ohio State University. Joshua’s interest is in global one health research, particularly understanding the epidemiology of viral infectious diseases at the human-animal-environment interface to aide in development of accurate diagnostic tools and appropriate control strategies. Joshua’s current work focuses on virology and immunology of swine enteric pathogens (Rotaviruses and Coronaviruses) for effective prevention and control. Joshua would like to spend the next years of his career working on the translational/clinical applications of research focused on viral genetics, immunology, vaccine development and other disease-specific research areas for increased livestock production and improved food safety.

Lab PI/advisor(s):

Dr. Linda J. Saif and Dr. Anastasia N. Vlasova

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