On April 1, Narayan Paul, DVM, MS, PhD joined the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station as the laboratory’s bacteriology section head.
In 2005, Dr. Paul graduated from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Master’s of Science in microbiology from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2006. While completing his master’s degree, Dr. Paul’s research efforts focused on maternally-derived antibody responses to several common poultry diseases such as infectious bronchitis virus, fowlpox virus, and Newcastle disease virus.
Early in his career, Dr. Paul worked as a research associate at a social enterprise called Dnet. There, he worked to develop web-based animal disease information that allowed farmers to consult with local veterinarians, in addition to delivering telemedicine services to clients. In 2008, he worked as a veterinarian for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations where he focused on disease surveillance in the poultry industry.
Dr. Paul returned to academia and completed his PhD in microbiology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. There, his research focused on antibiotic susceptibility patterns and molecular strain typing of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs and humans and the extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production in E. coli isolates.
Dr. Paul comes to TVMDL from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. There, as a research associate, he continued antibiotic resistance surveillance research, developed bacterial typing methods using bioinformatics analysis of whole genome sequencing data, managed the research laboratory, and taught bacteriology/mycology laboratory courses for veterinary students.
Please join TVMDL in welcoming Dr. Paul to the agency.