Dr. Sharif Lab Aims to Make Chickens Healthier to Improve Food Safety

The chicken eggs in Prof. Shayan Sharif’s lab look like ordinary eggs, but they’re not. Some of them have been vaccinated against diseases that can cause illness in humans and have cost the poultry industry hundreds of millions of dollars. Dr. Sharif is the leader of Poultry Health Research Network. “We are developing better ways […]

Dr. Trevor K. Smith

(BSc, MSc, PhD, PAg) Dr. Smith is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed the B.Sc. degree in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia in 1970. The M.Sc. was completed in Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science of the University of Manitoba in 1974. Ph.D. studies in Animal Nutrition were completed […]

Dr. Shayan Sharif

(DVM, PhD) Dr. Shayan Sharif earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran. Dr. Sharif became interested in immunogenetics (especially poultry immunogenetics) while preparing his DVM thesis, which was entitled “Immunological aspects of Marek’s disease in chickens”. Following his graduation, Dr. Sharif practised for close to two […]

Dr. Ravi Kulkarni

Dr. Kulkarni obtained his BVSc (Eqv. DVM) and Masters in Veterinary Parasitology and Immunology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Subsequent to working in the pharmaceutical industry (Drug Discovery, Torrent Research Center) for a few years in India, he joined University of Guelph for his PhD. During his doctoral studies, he worked in the area of […]

Dr. Joshua Gong

MSc, PhD Dr. Gong is a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Guelph.  He completed his BSc and MSc studies in China and received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Guelph.  He pursued his postdoctoral training in rumen bacterial ecology at the Centre for Food and Animal research, Agriculture and Agri-Food […]

Dr. Brenda Allan

Brenda Allan is a Research Scientist at VIDO-InterVac, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Dr. Allan completed her MSc in Microbiology at the University of Guelph and her PhD in Microbiology at Queen’s University, Kingston ON. Following completion of […]