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Joy Scaria, PhD, Assistant Professor

Click here for Dr. Scaria's webpage at SDSU

Office address

SAR114, ADRDL, North Campus Dr

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD 57007

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Milton Thomas, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Milton received his PhD from South Dakota State University, Brookings. Milton's  primary expertise is gnotobiotic animal models. He leads the project on C. difficile pathogenesis  using humanized pig model and also the whole genome sequencing for Salmonella tracking.

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Sudee Ghimire, Gradaute Student

Sudeep received his DVM from Thribhuvan University, Nepal. Sudeep's focus is on the culturomics based identification of bacteria that suppress growth of C. difficile. Sudeep is also developing methods to culture previously uncultured bacteria from human gut.

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Gavin Fenske, Graduate Student

Gavin received his undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings. Gavin's primary work is on identifying synthetic bacterial mixes isolated from healthy gut that can inhibit outbreak causing Salmonella enterica

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Supapit Wongkuna, Visiting Scholar

Supapit is a visiting scholar from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Supapit is characterizing bacteriophages specific to C. difficile

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Linto Antony, Graduate Student (Co-advised with Dr. Radhey Kaushik)

Linto received his DVM from  the  Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India. Linto is determining how mucosal immunity is modulated following colonization of commensal microbiota and how it can be manipulated to control enteric infections.