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Mohamed Seleem, DVM, MS, PhD

Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair in Bacteriology
  • Professor
Mohamed Seleem
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2006

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

MVSc, Zoonoses, 2000
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assiut University
Assiut, Egypt

BVSc and AS, 1995
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assiut University
Assiut, Egypt

The long-term goal of the Seleem research program is focused on developing new antimicrobials and improving delivery of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. The group is also developing novel methods for early detection and identification of a single bacterium/fungus in a complex environment.

2020–present
Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair in Bacteriology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2018–2020
Professor

Department of Comparative Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

2015–2018
Associate Professor

Department of Comparative Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

2011–2015
Assistant Professor

Department of Comparative Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

2007–2009
Postdoctoral Research

Associate Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2006–2007
Postdoctoral Research Associate

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

2001–2006
Research and Teaching Assistant

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1996–2001
Assistant Lecturer and Research Scientist

College of Veterinary Medicine
Assiut University
Assiut, Egypt

  • Seed for Success Award, Purdue University, 2019
    The Seed for Success Award is given in recognition of the accomplishments of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a $1 million dollar or more external sponsored award.
  • PVM Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University, 2019
    The award honors faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine who have demonstrated dedication and excellence in research.
  • Seed for Success Award, Purdue University, 2017
    The Seed for Success Award is given in recognition of the accomplishments of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a $1 million dollar or more external sponsored award.
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar, 2016
    The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
  • Zoetis Excellence in Research Award, Purdue University, 2015
    The award recognizes outstanding research effort and productivity.
  • Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, Purdue University, 2014
    The award recognizes educators for their character and leadership qualities, as well as their outstanding teaching abilities.
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award in Sciences and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2007
    The award recognizes the outstanding PhD thesis in sciences and engineering earned in 2006.