Adel is a microbiologist with a long-term interest in better understanding the pathogenesis of emerging infectious diseases. Currently, I am a professor of Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research involves developing new technologies and innovative approaches to understand bacterial pathogenesis and to generate useful therapies (drugs and vaccines). Currently, we are working on the functional genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis.