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 […]

Cranberry Extracts Could Replace Antibiotics For Broilers

  Broiler chicken producers may be using cranberry extracts to replace antibiotics in young birds. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research suggest the extracts could cut mortality by 50 per cent in the early life of broilers. Doctor Moussa Dairra points out cranberries have various human health benefits because of their high antioxidant compounds and immune-boosting […]

Dr. Keith Warriner

(Bsc, PhD) Dr. Warriner completed his BSc in Food Science at the University of Nottingham and his PhD in Microbial Physiology within the Department of Biosciences, University College of Wales. Since joining the faculty of the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, he has performed research in food safety. Relevant research has been focused on […]

Dr. Qi Wang

(Bsc, Msc, PhD) Dr. Qi Wang obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1997. She joined Guelph Food Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a postdoc fellow in 1998, and then as a research scientist in 1999. She is an Associate Graduate Faculty in the Department […]

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. Jan Sargeant

(DVM, MSc, PhD) Dr. Sargeant obtained her DVM, MSc and PhD at the University of Guelph. She is a professor and director of CPHAZ. Dr. Sargeant’s areas of interest include: zoonotic disease prevention and control; food and water safety; role of veterinary medicine in public health; input of research to public health decision making. Her […]

Dr. John Prescott

(MA, VetMB, PhD) Dr. Prescott obtained a VetMB as well as a PhD from the University of Cambridge in England. He has worked since then at the Ontario Veterinary College as a bacteriologist. He is currently researching Clostridium perfringens, the cause of necrotic enteritis in broilers. In an effort to understand immunity to this infection, important […]

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. Wolfgang Köster

Wolfgang Köster is a Research Scientist at VIDO-InterVac, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Dr. Köster completed his MSc in Biology and his PhD in Microbiology at University of Tübingen, Germany. He had academic appointments with the University of […]

Dr. Michele Guerin

(DVM, MSc, PhD) After an 8-year period working in clinical practice, Dr. Guerin investigated possible career options in food safety, zoonoses, public health, and outbreak investigations, which led to her MSc in epidemiology followed by a PhD in the same area of study. Her MSc research focused on temporal links of Salmonella serotypes in human and animal populations, […]

Dr. Mansel W. Griffiths

BSc, PhD Dr. Griffiths obtained his BSc degree from North East London Polytechnic and his PhD from Leicester University. He joined the Hannah Research Institute, Ayr, Scotland in 1974. In 1990 Dr. Griffiths was appointed to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Microbiology in the Food Science Department, University of Guelph. […]

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. Susantha Gomis

Gomis is a professor at the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan and has been active in the area of poultry vaccine development and disease pathogenesis. He earned his BVSc at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sri Lanka, MVetSc and PhD degrees in veterinary diagnostic pathology and veterinary immunopathology […]

Dr. Moussa Diarra

Dr. Diarra is a Principal Research Scientist in Microbiology-Immunology with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) located at the Guelph Research Center. His research is focused on antibiotic resistance and alternatives to antibiotics as well as bacterial pathogenesis and the interactions between pathogens and their hosts. He is the leader of the poultry node of an […]

Dr. Arshud Dar

Arshud  Dar joined VIDO-InterVac as a Research Scientist in 2002.  He completed his doctoral degree in veterinary virology from the University of Minnesota, USA.  Professionally, Dr. Dr. Dar is a veterinarian and has worked as a researcher in number of leading national and international veterinary research institutions including the Institute of Biotechnology, George August University, […]

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 […]

Dr. Agnes Agunos

DVM, MSc, DACPV Dr. Agunos obtained her DVM at the University of Philippines. Her graduate diploma in Avian Pathology and Medicine was obtained at the University of Guelph, as well as her MSc. Also, Dr. Agunos received a diplomate from the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV). She has studied Avian Hepatitis E Virus and […]