Engineering novel, safe and effective vaccines against avian colibacillosis
Dr Jai Mehat
Lecturer (B) in Molecular Bacteriology
Jai obtained his PhD from University of Surrey in 2017, working on the zoonotic pathogens Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. His post-doctoral research focussed on the conception, design, and development of novel vaccines for the control of disease in farmed poultry, in collaboration with veterinary pharmaceutical companies. In 2022, he took up a position as Lecturer in Molecular Bacteriology in the School of Biosciences, University of Surrey.
Jai's research is focused on understanding the adaption strategies employed by bacterial pathogens of veterinary and medical significance. His group uses using genomic and genetic approaches, in combination with in vitro and in vivo models to elucidate the basis of bacterial host adaption and pathobiology, with the aim of developing novel intervention improved vaccines, probiotics and immune-modulators for the non-antibiotic control of zoonotic pathogens.