Dr. Mostafa Ghanem (DVM, MS, PhD candidate), Currently is a graduate research associate at department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ohio State University. In 2007, He obtained his DVM from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt. In 2010, He obtained his Master degree in Veterinary Medical Science from the same institution. He is expected to defend his PhD thesis in May, 2017 at the Comparative and Veterinary Medicine PhD program at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ghanem was working as a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt from 2008 until 2012. Then, he joined the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ohio State University as a graduate research associate and PhD student in January 2013. In 2016, one of his research projects was awarded the 1st place award in epidemiology and applied research category, at the annual research forum of the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ohio State University. He is also, 2017 recipient of the Reed Rumsey Award in the basic research category from the American association of avian pathologists (AAAP). This award is given to a person who is dedicated to the advancement avian medicine. He has professional membership at The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP), The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), The American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), and The Egyptian Veterinary Syndicate. Dr. Ghanem had published his research work in different peer reviewed journals like Cell Transplant, Veterinary Microbiology, Avian diseases, and Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Science.
Currently, Dr. Ghanem is involved in the development of advanced molecular typing schemes using next generation sequencing for typing and epidemiological investigation of Avian Mycoplasma outbreaks. He is interested in harnessing the application of advanced molecular diagnostic and identification techniques in the prevention and control of infectious diseases of animals and human. His specific interest also, include next generation sequencing data analysis methods, conventional molecular biology techniques like PCR, multiplex PCR and real-time PCR methods. He has wider interest in Poultry Diseases, Molecular Epidemiology, Medical Microbiology, Microbial Food Safety, Zoonotic diseases, and Host Pathogen Interactions.