Brittany Henry

Reese Lofgren

Paula Bartlett

Juliana Calil brondani

Tatum Mortimer

Tatum Mortimer

As bacterial pathogens become increasingly resistant to antimicrobials, new interventions are needed to manage their spread in human and animal populations. My lab is focused on uncovering the mechanisms of adaptation that contribute to pathogen success. We use computational tools alongside microbial whole genome sequencing data to reconstruct pathogen transmission, […]

Reagan Watkins

William Byrum

Isaac Swier

Cory Yarbrough

Breana Echols

April Skipper

Charles Roney

Emily Cason

Brandi Barber

Michael Davis

David Wills

Eniope Oluwayinka

Amanda Greenway

Timothy Campodonico

Julia Lima

Silvia Carnaccini

Silvia Carnaccini

Dr Carnaccini obtained her DVM degree from the University of Bologna, Italy in 2012 and her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences from the University of Georgia in 2020. Her PhD research focused on studying the molecular determinants of antigenicity of the H9 subtype of avian influenza virus. She also contributed […]

Yichen Luo

Brianna Cowan

Matias Cardenas Perez

Roel Becerra

Lindsey Gay

Salmonella spp. PCR

Chemistry – iStat

MG Elisa serology

MS Elisa serology

Feed analysis

IBV – HI DMV1639

EDS-76 HI serology

Blood smear

Mycoplasma culture

Ms & Mg HI serology

Mg HI serology

Mm HI serology

Ms HI serology





Ms and Mg PCR

Mycoplasma spp. PCR

MG TS-11 specific PCR

Necropsy (per case)


Coronavirus N RT-PCR

Fowl Pox PCR

Reovirus RT-PCR

Rotavirus RT-PCR

Viral sequencing

Water analysis

New technology reveals hidden Salmonella

Monitoring Salmonella in the environment is critical because contaminated freshwater used to irrigate crops can transfer pathogenic bacteria to fresh produce, causing illness and even death. But University of Georgia researcher Nikki Shariat believes traditional Salmonella surveillance methods have been missing the big picture. Shariat, an assistant professor of population […]

Olatunde Oluwayinka

Amy Siceloff

Jared Smith

Johnnie Lott

Yu Yang Tsai

Chris Geiger

Two Million Lives Touched

Jamie Phillips is a senior scientific affairs manager for Roche Diagnostics Corporation. In her everyday role, her focus is on Roche’s solution to point-of-care microbial tests for influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, and strep A—for which she acts as a liaison between units of Roche and research scientists […]

Staying the Course in the Face of Chaos

It has been a little under a month since COVID-19 was first recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Around the world, people from all walks of life have been asked to adapt to a new lifestyle—one of constant change and social distancing. Despite the upheaval, the University […]

Georgia Bio names two College of Veterinary Medicine units as annual Helix Award winners

Two College of Veterinary Medicine units were recently honored at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards and Annual Gala in Atlanta. The Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) was awarded a Community Award and the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) received a Deal of the Year Award. The Community Awards […]

Steven Fini

Jin Qian

A group shot of seven of the 9 featured faculty at the PDRC

A Poultry Powerhouse

College Station Road is a major thoroughfare in Athens, GA. It’s a wide road that runs from the main University of Georgia campus to the more residential east side of town. Driving along in a haze at the start or end of the work day, commuters might not notice the […]

Maricarmen Garcia

Patti Miller

Daniela Rajao

Dr. Rajao is an assistant professor within the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center in the Department of Population Health, at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rajao is also affiliated with the Center for Vaccines and Immunology. Dr. Rajao’s current research focuses on understanding the molecular elements involved with host […]

Tracey Ellis

Llewelyn Sellers

Jarrett Baptist

Michael Moody

Catherine Griffin

Melinda Brindley

Dr. Melinda Brindley is a molecular virologist, with expertise in positive and negative sense RNA viruses. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa studying how Ebola virus and equine infectious anemia virus enters host cells. As a postdoc at Emory University, she characterized how the measles virus glycoprotein […]

CVM faculty, students, and alumni recognized as AAAP/AVMA 2019 award and scholarship recipients

At the annual American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) meeting for poultry health experts and students in Washington, DC, the AAAP and co-sponsor American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) announced their 2019 award winners. Following four days of seminars and events, the two associations recognized eminent scholars in the field. Winners […]

C. Joaquin Caceres

Nicolle Barbieri

Dr. Barbieri is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is specialized in Extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) – which encompass avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC), Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) and Neonatal meningitis E. coli (NMEC). She has […]

Harmony A. Seahorn

Harmony A. Seahorn

Nick Davis-Fields

Grew up in Hiram, GA. Graduated with a BS in Ecology from the Odum School of Ecology and UGA in 2010. Research Technician at SCWDS for 5 years before taking Research Professional position at PDRC in 2018.

Nikki Shariat

Nikki Shariat

Catherine Logue

Catherine Logue

Dr. Logue specializes in the detection and characterization of foodborne pathogens from food animal sources and has extensive research programs in pathogens of human and animal health; antimicrobial resistance; Food Safety and bacterial pathogenesis of poultry and poultry production. She has published extensively in research areas including, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus […]

Jenny Nicholds

Jenny Nicholds

Karen Grogan

Karen Grogan

Ginger Geiger

Brittany Buckley

Daniel R. Perez

Susan M. Williams

Monique S. França

Lisa Stabler

Holly S. Sellers

Trinton Baird

Ashley Moody

Brian Jordan

Alison Watkins

Brent Lovern

Erich Linnemann

Virginia Booth

Roy Berghaus

Roy Berghaus

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