DEPARTMENT FACULTY

  Jim Anthony
 
David Barondess
 
Ahnalee Brincks
  Gustavo de los Campos
 
Honglei Chen
 
Debra Furr-Holden
 
Joseph Gardiner
 
Hector M. González
 
Kelly Hirko
 
Claudia Holzman
 
Carol Janney
  Allan Kozlowski
 
Jean Kerver
 
Chenxi Li
 
Qing Lu
 
Zhehui Luo
 
Claire Margerison-Zilko
 
Janet Osuch
 
Nigel Paneth
 
Dorothy Pathak
 
James Pivarnik
 
Mat Reeves
 
A.Mahdi. Saeed
 
Nicole Talge
 
David Todem
 
Ana Vázquez
 
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
 
Lixin Zhang
  Adjunct Faculty
  Emeritus Faculty

GRADUATE DIRECTOR

  David Barondess 

SPECIALISTS - RESEARCH

  Madeleine Lenski

 

A. Mahdi Saeed, DVM, MPH, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

DVM. 1973, University of Baghdad
Ph.D. Washington State University
MPH. University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Dipl, (ACVPM)

Michigan State University
165 NFSTC
East Lansing, MI 48824
Telephone: (517) 432-9517
Fax: (517) 432-2310

E-mail: saeeda@msu.edu

Dr. Saeed has been conducting research on food safety and prevention of foodborne diseases, zoonotic diseases and their impact on human populations. Assesment of the role of exposure to animals in the developmnent of zoonotic diseases such as Campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis. Developing, with other professionals, state-wide programs in food safety epidemiology and emerging infectious diseases. Development of new courses in food safety epidemiology for a new food safety specialty degree at Michigan State University.

Selected Publications

Aref. NM and Saeed. AM. Design and Characterization of highly immunogenic heat-stable enterotoxin of nterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K99”. Journal of Immunological Methods. 366 (2011) 100-105.

Aref. NM and A Mahdi Saeed. 2012. An enhanced protocol for expression and purification of heat-stable enterotoxin of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. Journal of biochemical and molecular toxicology 2012; 26(4):168-75.

Aref. NM and A Mahdi Saeed. 2012. Generation of high-titer of neutralizing polyclonal antibodies against heat-stable enterotoxin (STa) of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. Vaccine 2012;30 (45):6341-6.

Abdulla. AA, Abdullkreem alkazaz, Alice K. Melconian, Mahdi Saeed*. 2012. Design and Evaluation of a Recombinant Flagellin-based Putative Vaccine from Salmonella Typhimurium DT104. Inter. J Biotech Adv. 1(1): 1-6.

Zahid Butt, Melinda Wilkins, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Todem, Joseph Gardiner, and Mahdi Saeed. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C co-infections in HIV/AIDS population in the state of Michigan. 2013. Epidemiology and Infection. February. Pages 1-8.

Zahid Butt, Melinda Wilkins, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Todem, Joseph Gardiner, and Mahdi Saeed. Mortality among HIV-hepatitis co-infected individuals in the state of Michigan. Epidemiology and Infection. 2013. November. Pages: 1-9

Arshad. MM and AM. Saeed*. 2013. Antimicrobial Resistance among Salmonella Enteritidis Isolates from Egg lying Flocks in the United States. IJAPR Vol.1 pp:1-6.

Nguyen. C, S. Cho, and A.M. Saeed*. Epidemiologic Attributes and Virulence Profile of Salmonella Tennessee isolates from Infections associated with Peanut Butter National Outbreak, United States, 2006-2007. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 2013. Vol : No.17. PP : 36-42.

Arshad. MM and AM. Saeed*. 2013. Antimicrobial Resistance among Salmonella Enteritidis Isolates from Egg lying Flocks in the United States. IJAPR Vol.1 pp: 1-6.

 Abdulla. AA, Arshad. MM, and A. Mahdi Saeed2*.2014. Salmonella Enteritidis Flagella may Enhance Attachment and Invasion of Hen Ovarian Granulosa Cells and Induce Protective Immune Response in Egg-laying Hens. British Microbiology Research Journal. 2014. Vol:4. No.4. pp: 418-427.

Abdulla1. AA, Thikra A. Abed. TA, and Saeed*AM. 2014. Adhesion, Autoaggregation and Hydrophobicity of Six Lactobacillus Strains. British Microbiology research Journal. 4 (4). 381-391.

Aziz. IF, Azeez. GM, Ad'hiah AH, Mahdi Saeed A. 2014. Production of Recombinant Heat Shock
Protein 60 (HSP60) from Salmonella enteric serovar Typhimurium ATCC 19585 and Its Evaluation  as a Vaccine Candidate in BALB/c Mice. J Microb Biochem Technol 6: 346-350.

Zahid Butt, Melinda Wilkins, Elizabeth Hamilton, David Todem, Joseph Gardiner, and Mahdi Saeed. Spatial analysis of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C co-infection in HIV/AIDS population in the state of Michigan. 2013. (under preparation).

Saeed*, AM, Egg yolk-derived antibodies may have a higher avidity to the Escherichia coli heat stable enterotoxin than rabbit serum antibodies. (Under preparation).

Saeed*AM and Aref. NM. Characterization of specific and neutralizing antibody for Escherichia coli heat stable enterotoxin derived from egg yolk from eggs laid by hens immunized with the immunogenic STa enterotoxin ( under preparation).

Francis. M, Todem. D, Wirth. J., Saeed.AM. Modeling of the Immune response to a novel vaccine to Enterotoxigenic E. coli Heat- Stable enterotoxin in. (under preparation).

Saeed*AM and Aref. NM. Characterization of specific and neutralizing antibody for Escherichia coli heat stable enterotoxin derived from egg yolk from eggs laid by hens immunized with the immunogenic Sta enterotoxin ( under preparation).

Nguyen, S. Cho , K. Evon , D.J. Boxrud , S.C. Rankin , M. Wiedmann , F. Downe , J. Lovchik , D. Smalley, M. Erdman , and A.M. Saeed*. Genomic and virulence assessment of Salmonella Tennessee Associated with the 2006/2007 national peanut butter outbreak. (under preparation).