Abozeid, HH.

I received my PhD in Veterinary Medicine (Specialty: Poultry Diseases) through a joint supervision (Channel) program between Cairo University, Egypt and University of Maryland, USA, in 2019.  During my work in the University of Maryland (2015-2018), I carried out complete genome sequencing of two infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) strains and showed -by software analysis- evidence for genetic drift and genetic recombination in the examined strains. I have also engineered Newcastle Disease Virus as vaccine vector to express foreign proteins of IBV using reverse genetics technology developing a promising vaccine candidate to control IB in Egypt.

I was also awarded David Bruce Snyder Memorial Award for Avian Molecular Epidemiology from the University of Maryland in 2018. I also designed the figures of the Newcastle Disease Chapter in Avian Virology Book edited by Dr. Siba Samal, in 2019.

Recently working on Avian influenza genotyping and reassortemnt analysis.

Now, peer reviewer for international journals: Journal of Virology, Transboundary and emerging diseases and  Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

During my work in Cairo University, I have received many training courses for development of leadership and communication skills including: Effective Presentation Skills, Research Team Management, Time and Meetings Management, Using Technology in Education.

In addition to participating in many training courses for veterinarian trainees in Cairo University, I have also presented lectures to multi-national participants of “Poultry Production & Health” training program held at the Egyptian International Center for Agriculture (EICA), Egypt in 2019.

Besides, I was awarded the Best Poster Presentation Award in the 11th conference of Egyptian Veterinary Poultry Association (EVPA), North Coast, Egypt in 2019 and the international publication award from Cairo University in 2017, 2019 and 2020.