Shayan Sharif

Shayan Sharif head shot


 DVM, PhD Guelph
 Office: PAHL 4824
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54641

 Lab: PAHL 4806
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54761/54468


Research Interests

  • Immune response to Marek's disease virus in chickens
  • Immunology of avian influenza virus infection in chickens
  • Interactions between commensal bacteria in the intestine and the chicken immune system

The primary focus of my research group is to understand how the chicken immune system recognizes and responds to viral pathogens. Our primary focus is to elucidate the mechanisms involved in initiation and regulation of T cell response. To achieve this objective, we are utilizing new technology, including microarrays, mass spectrometry, tetramers, and real-time PCR to dissect the molecular mechanisms of immunity to viral pathogens.

Another area of research in my laboratory investigates the effects of intestinal microbiota manipulations, via antibiotics and probiotics, on control of enteric pathogens and development of immune system.

Current Graduate Students

  • Fatemeh Fazel - MSc
  • Janan Shoja Doost - PhD

Selected Publications

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