Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB)

Improving the Health of Humans and Animals

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Comparative Pathobiology is the study of disease phenomena basic to all species including humans, at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem level. Our faculty, staff and students are involved in research and learning in a variety of areas including pathobiology, infectious diseases and vaccines, cancer biology, nanomedicine, toxicology, disease surveillance and human-animal interactions.
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Mohamed Seleem, PhD

Mohamed Seleem, PhD


Dr. Seleem’s research is focused on developing new antimicrobials and on improved delivery of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases that affect both humans and animals. The group also is developing an early detection and identification of a single bacterium/fungus in a complex environment. This development will shift the paradigm of diagnosis from a time-consuming, cultivation-dependent procedure to a culture-independent, in situ approach. Dr. Seleem is the section head of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at Purdue Veterinary Medicine. 

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