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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 Amir Ghorbani

    Jun 1, 2020

    Amir Ghorbani is the recipient of 2020 Reed Rumsey Award. 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. The award is in the amount of $1,000 with award plaque plus travel expenses to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s meeting (virtual this year). Amir is a student in Dr. Chang-Won Lee's laboratory in FAHRP.

    Congratulations Amir!

  2. 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

  3. FAHRP Researchers Awarded COVID-19 Seed Funding

    May 5, 2020

    Ohio State’s Office of Research has awarded seed funding to 24 research projects that rapidly address critical health and community problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. FAHRP's Dr. Scott Kenney and Dr. Renukaradhya Gourapura were awarded funds to test nanoparticle vaccines for their ability to produce protective immune responses using swine as vaccine test candidates.