Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Mohamed Seleem, DVM, MS, PhD

Mohamed Seleem
Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair in Bacteriology
Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

  • 2006
    PhD, Microbiology and Biotechnology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2000
    MVSc, Zoonoses
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Assiut University
    Assiut, Egypt
  • 1995
    BVSc & AS
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Assiut University
    Assiut, Egypt

Professional Experience

  • 2020 – Present
    Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair in Bacteriology
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2018 – 2020
    Professor
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • 2015 – 2018
    Associate Professor
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • 2011 – 2015
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • 2007 – 2009
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS)
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2006 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • 2001 – 2006
    Research and Teaching Assistant
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1996 – 2001
    Assistant Lecturer and Research Scientist
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Assiut University
    Assiut, Egypt

Research Interests

The long-term goal of the Seleem research program is focused on developing new antimicrobials and improving delivery of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. The group is also developing novel methods for early detection and identification of a single bacterium/fungus in a complex environment.

Publications

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Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2019 — Seed for Success Award, Purdue University. The Seed for Success Award is given in recognition of the accomplishments of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a $1 million dollar or more external sponsored award.
  • 2019 — PVM Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University. The award honors faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine who have demonstrated dedication and excellence in research.
  • 2017 — Seed for Success Award, Purdue University. The Seed for Success Award is given in recognition of the accomplishments of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a $1 million dollar or more external sponsored award.
  • 2016 — Purdue University Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
  • 2015 — Zoetis Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University. The award recognizes outstanding research effort and productivity.
  • 2014 — Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, Purdue University. The award recognizes educators for their character and leadership qualities, as well as their outstanding teaching abilities.
  • 2007 — Outstanding Dissertation Award in Sciences and Engineering, Virginia Tech. The award recognizes the outstanding PhD thesis in sciences and engineering earned in 2006.