Adel Talaat | Professor Of Microbiology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adel Talaat, Professor Of Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am a microbiologist with a long-term interest in better understanding the pathogenesis and control of emerging infectious diseases.  I received my veterinary and master’ degrees from Cairo University and a Ph.D. from the School of Medicine University of Maryland At Baltimore.  Currently, I am a professor of microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research involves developing new technologies and innovative vaccines against human tuberculosis and bovine paratuberculosis to help the dairy industry.  Recently, we started to utilize nanotechnology to develop effective nanovaccines against avian influenza and infectious bronchitis virus to help the poultry industry.    In 2011, I founded a start-up company in Madison, WI, currently named, Vireo Vaccine International (VVI).  The company specializes in developing novel approaches for mucosal immunization against mucosal infections including human Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. avium, human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), avian coronavirus (IBV), avian influenza (AI) as well as bovine paratuberculosis. adel.talaat@wisc.edu or atalaat3@gmail.com +01 (608) 335-1465

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