Melha Mellata receives funding for E. coli vaccine research

November 7, 2018

Melha Mellata, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, received $56,087 from Ceva Biomune to evaluate a live E. coli vaccine strain for the prevention of E. coli infection in chickens. This study will evaluate the safety of the experimental vaccines in chickens and will provide new insights into the broad protective capabilities of live vaccines against E. coli in chickens. Overall, this study will contribute to ongoing work on animal health and could greatly benefit poultry producers.

Contact Details:

Name: Melha Mellata
Phone: 515-294-9220
Department: in food science and human nutrition