On July 23, Owais Khan, BVSc & AH, MVSc, joined the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in Amarillo as the bacteriology and serology section head.
Dr. Khan graduated from Birsa Agricultural University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry degree in 2001. After graduation, Dr. Khan earned a Master of Veterinary Science with an emphasis in veterinary microbiology from Gujarat Agricultural University. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Dip. ACVM) with specialties in virology, bacteriology, and mycology.
Dr. Khan has an extensive diagnostic and research background. Previously, he worked as a veterinary microbiologist specializing in avian diseases while at Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and at the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University.
Most recently, Dr. Khan worked on projects related to the surveillance of avian influenza and pathogenesis of Marek’s disease while at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also worked toward the development of recombinant vector vaccines for various poultry diseases like infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), Newcastle disease virus (NDV), infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), and infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV).
“Dr. Khan’s knowledge and skillset will be a valuable addition to TVMDL Amarillo,” Gayman Helman, DVM, PhD, MA, TVMDL Amarillo resident director said. “We are excited to have Dr. Khan join our team.”
Please join TVMDL in welcoming Dr. Owais Khan to the agency. For more information on TVMDL or to view our test catalog, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu.