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Mohamed G. Elfaki


Department of Infection and Immunity
Alfaisal University
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Dr. Elfakireceivedhis bachelor degree in Veterinary Science (B.V. Sc.) from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, in August,1980; the M.S. degree in Medical Microbiology from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A. in June,1985; and the Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A. in June, 1989.After two postdoctoral training in immunochemistry, vaccine immunology, and cellular immunology, Dr. Elfaki joined the Department of Pathology at Michigan State University as a Research Assistant Professor until he moved to the Veterinary College at King Saud University where he was a primary teacher for Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology, and Immunology. Then, he moved to King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) as a scientist of Microbiology and Immunology, since August 2001. During his tenure at KFSHRC, Dr. Elfaki was appointedas a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Alfaisal University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Sept. 2011-p). This is in addition to several adjuncts and international consultancy positions. The research theme of Dr. Elfaki is largely focused on microbial diagnosis, microbial pathogenesis, and microbial immunity for zoonotic and pathogens of public health importance. Dr. Elfaki is a strong advocate in promoting the concept ofone health andone medicine for both humans and animals. Dr. Elfaki has published more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, presented more than 50 papers in scientific conferences, serves as editor and editorial board member for 5 International scientific journals, mentored more than 20 undergraduate and 5 graduate students, and holds one patent on Mycoplasma vaccine

Research Interest

Clinical Microbiology;Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Disease;Microbial Immunology; Host-microbe interactions; microbial genomics; microbial proteomics; cellular immunology; & Vaccinology. Microbes of major interests for Dr. Elfaki include Brucella spp.; Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori, HIV, and Rickettsia.

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