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Adel Talaat

Infectious diseases expert with focus on tuberculosis in humans, bovine tuberculosis and Johne's disease in cattle. Expert in food animal vaccines.

Professor of Microbiology; Department of Pathobiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine Work: 608-262-2861 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Research the transmission of tuberculosis and the development of better vaccines than BCG.
  • Research the development of Johne's disease and the best approach to control such infection.
  • Research the spread of bovine tuberculosis within dairy herds and wildlife animals.
  • Develop novel vaccines against leading animal diseases including avian influenza, infectious bronchitis virus and Johne's disease.


  • Developed a couple of live vaccine candidates against tuberculosis that are currently under further testing in laboratory animals.
  • Developed a genetic-based model for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis among dairy herds.
  • Developed several vaccine candidates against Johne's disease (paratuberculosis) that is already tested in laboratory animals and ruminant models.
  • Developed safe and effective vaccines against leading poultry diseases such as avian influenza and infectious bronchitis virus.