Dr. Mostafa Ghanem

mMostafa Ghanem, Assistant Professor

Molecular epidemiology laboratory


Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
MVSC Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
BVSC  Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Professional Experience
2019: Assistant Professor- University of Maryland and Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, MD
2018: Associate Director of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
2018: Research Coordinator for Global One Health initiative at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
2017: Postdoctoral Researcher at Avian Mycoplasma Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2007 - 2012: GTA at Alexandria University and poultry consultant

Research Interests
Molecular epidemiology laboratory is interested in the development of advanced molecular diagnostics and typing schemes using next-generation sequencing for molecular typing and epidemiological investigation of infectious diseases of economic (Avian Mycoplasma) and public health significance (foodborne pathogens). Our laboratory aims to harness the use and application of advanced molecular diagnostic and genotyping techniques in surveillance, prevention, and control of infectious diseases to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and humans. We look to work closely with state diagnostic laboratories, federal agencies, and academic and private industry partners to achieve this common goal

Representative Publications
Ghanem, M. and El-Gazzar, M. (2019). Development of Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for Mycoplasma gallisepticum ( accepted at Avian Diseases)
Ghanem, M. and El-Gazzar, M. (2018). Development of Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) core genome multilocus sequence typing (cgMLST) scheme. Veterinary microbiology, 218, 84-89.
Ghanem, M., Wang, L., Zhang, Y., Edwards, S., Lu, A., Ley, D., El-Gazzar, M., (2017). Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing (cgMLST): A Standardized Approach for Molecular Typing of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. J. Clin. Microbiol. doi:10.1128/JCM.01145-17
Ghanem, M., & El-Gazzar, M. (2016). Development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) assay for Mycoplasma iowae. Veterinary Microbiology, 195, 2-8.  
El-Gazzar, M., Ghanem, M., McDonald, K., Ferguson-Noel, N., Raviv, Z., & Slemons, R. D. (2016). Development of Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) for Mycoplasma synoviae.
AvianDiseases, 61(1), 25-32. (P.P. Levine Award for best paper published in Avian Diseases in 2017)