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.


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.



  1. Congratulations to CFAES award winners from FAHRP

    Apr 23, 2019

    The 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference was held April 22 on the Columbus campus. Gary Pierzynski, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, gave an update. Faculty and staff received recognition for their accomplishments and there was a poster competition. Several award winners are from FAHRP.

    Congratulations to:

    Dr. Chang Won “Charles” Lee - CFAES Senior Faculty Research Award.

  2. Congratulations to Sankar and Dipak

    Apr 5, 2019

    Congratulations to Sankar Renu and Dipak Kathayat who received awards at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine “Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day” on April 4, 2019.

    Sankar received the post-doctoral research poster award for best poster in the post-doc category. His poster was titled “User-friendly Salmonella nanovaccine for poultry deliverable by feed and drinking water”.  His advisor is Dr. Gourapura.

  3. Congratulations to Dr. Juliette Hanson and PAAR team.

    Mar 20, 2019

    Congratulations to Dr. Juliette Hanson and the PAAR Team for being selected for this year’s “Group Excellence in Safety Award” by the University Laboratory Safety Committee.