Lab of Veterinary Parasitology & Lab of Veterinary Immunology & Lab of Molecular Bacteriology

Lab of Veterinary Parasitology

Veterinary Parasitology studies the life history and pathological etiology of each parasite. Always the disease is associated with the life style of the animal and the life history of the parasite. In spite of the life history, low immunological physiology caused by low animal welfare is also another important etiology of parasitic diseases. The status of animal welfare is relevant to the assessment for five freedoms of animal to be treated.
Faculty

Dr. Chang-Young Fei fei@ntu.edu.twT. +886 910161024
Research interests

  1. Parasitic diseases of wildlife
  2. Parasitic diseases of pets

Lab of Veterinary Immunology

The studies of the Lab currently have shown that various aspects of immunomodulation occur by the administration of Toxoplasma gondii antigens or nutrients. No research project will be conducted after July 2015 due to Dr. Lin’s retirement.
Faculty

Dr. Dah-Sheng Lin dsl@ntu.edu.twT. +886 2 33661290
Research interests

  1. Immunity to infection
  2. Immunonutrition

 

Lab of Molecular Bacteriology

Salmonella is a pathogenic agent of public health concern. Fimbriae arehair-like appendages present on the outer membrane of many Enterobacteriaceae including Salmonella. This structure is implicated in theadherent event which is a prerequisite for bacterial colonization and may eventually results in infection. Salmonella possesses a variety of fimbrial gene cluster while the fim gene cluster is responsible for the production of type 1 fimbriae. One of the long term research goals of my lab is to understand the detail regulatory mechanism of type 1 fimbriae, the most commonly found fimbrial type of Salmonella, and to elucidate how type 1 fimbriae may involve in the infectious cycle of Salmonella. Production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) confers resistance tothe commonly used beta-lactam drugs. The ESBLs reported thus far have been primarily documented in human clinical cases; nevertheless, attention has been drawn to non-human sources, such as animals, as possible origins of the infections. Another research interest in my lab is to characterize the ESBL-producing bacteria isolated from animals.
Faculty

Dr. Kuang-Sheng Yeh ksyeh@ntu.edu.twT. +886 2 33661289
Research interests

  1. Regulation of type 1 fimbriae in Salmonella enterica species
  2. Characterization of ESBL-producing microorganisms isolated from animals

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