Recently Dr. Meriam Saleh was invited to share her parasitology expertise with members of the Livestock Guardian Dog Program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, TX. She presented a webinar on common intestinal parasites that can infect livestock guardian dogs. Producers from across the United States were able to attend the one-hour session and learn more about how dogs are infected with these parasites and how to prevent them in their livestock guardian dogs. To learn more about the Livestock Guardian Dog Program you can check out their website.
The Verocai Lab would like to welcome new postdoctoral researcher Dr. Meriam Saleh. Prior to joining the lab she served as a lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Oklahoma State University and project leader for the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology. Dr. Saleh completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship focused on ticks, their geographic disruption, and tick-borne diseases at Oklahoma State University. Originally from east Tennessee, she earned a BS in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee in 2011 and a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology from Virginia Tech in 2017. Dr. Saleh is fascinated by zoonotic parasites and loves teaching students in the laboratory. She is also an active member of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. In her spare time Meriam enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and their two dogs Blue and Bella. They frequently are on the search for rare birds and enjoy traveling and exploring natural parks. Although while Chris is bird watching Meriam keeps an eye out for ticks.