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

Animal Disease

A dedicated and experienced staff performs a full range of diagnostic testing services that arm veterinarians and health officials with 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.

Education

FAHRP offers top-notch graduate programs of study. Our exceptional faculty provide students with excellent classroom instruction and exciting, hands-on opportunities for basic and applied research in the field.

 

News

  1. Congratulations to Dr. Amir Ghorbani!

    Aug 5, 2020

    The American Association of Avian Pathologists annually selects an outstanding student to be the recipient of the Reed Rumsey Student Award for Advancement of Avian Medicine. Dr. Amir Ghorbani, a graduate student in Dr. Lee's Laboratoy in FAHRP, was this year's winner of the Reed Rumsey Student Award for basic research in avian medicine. Dr. Ghorbani received his veterinary degree in 2012 from the Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch in Iran. His presentation was titled "Development of Next-generation  Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines with Elite Interferon-inducing Capabilities."   

  2. Dr. Linda Saif

    Deep knowledge is the best ally

    Jun 24, 2020

    Scientist Linda Saif has long been a trusted partner when the world stumbles into a pandemic.

    Read more about Dr. Saif in the Summer 2020 edition of Ohio State Alumni Magazine

  3. Congratulations to our 2019-2020 FAHRP graduates

    May 11, 2020

    Congratulations to all of FAHRP's 2019-2020 Grads!

    Michael Abundo
    MS, 2019
    Evaluation of Sampling Methods for the Study of Respiratory Bacterial Microbiota in Chickens
    C.W. Lee, Advisor

    Kush Kumar Yadav
    MS, 2019 
    Genotype 1 hepatitis E virus (HEV) ORF4 protein enhances genotype 3 HEV replication
    Scott Kenney, Advisor