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 Expert  724822

Expert in Environmental Molecular Microbiology, Ecology, Bacteriology, Waterborne Pathogens, E. coli


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Ontario
Canada
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert earned his Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Microbiology (Bacteriology) and substantial years of postdoctoral experience in Environmental health and Toxicology. This makes him more multitask and diverse research in both fields. His experience with mastitis causing bacterial pathogens such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus enabled him to develop certain differential growth media which can be used in clinical and diagnostic laboratories. He has also an extensive research experience on waterborne and environmental pathogens, since he has conducted major research on the prevalence and ecology of several pathogens in various occupational and health settings. These investigations also allowed him to monitor and evaluate microbial water quality indicators such as E. coli, Enterococcus, total coliform, Clostridium and other physical parameters for predicting the occurrence of these pathogens in recreational and agriculture watersheds across Canada and U.S.A. His research interests are also evolve towards the development of rapid and novel methodologies for the real-time detection, identification and quantification of pathogenic microorganisms and other environmental contaminants associated with public and occupational health environments using state of the art DNA-based techniques and microbiological methods. He has an extensive knowledge and expertise on designing molecular assays which may help to improve the management practices in occupational and diagnostic laboratories. All his contribution towards research opened new avenues in the field of molecular microbiology. Several industrial and diagnostic laboratories adopted and included the developed protocols in their routine analyses, since this area of research was very first time explored by him. Moreover, he has an excellent and unique working experience with Mycobacterium species, allowed him in evolving molecular tools which can easily be implemented and helpful in understanding the epidemiological prevalence of this pathogen in occupational and environmental setup.
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bacteriology

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agar

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agriculture

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clinical microbiology

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Clostridium

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DNA fingerprinting

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DNA polymerase

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DNA technology

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applied microbiology

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applied molecular biology

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polymerase chain reaction

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cloning technique

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bacterial disease

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culture

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DNA

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DNA amplification

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DNA assay

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environmental microbiology

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environmental science

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microbiological medium

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microbiology

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microbial ecology

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microbiology laboratory

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microorganism

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microorganism observation

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molecular biology

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streptococcal infection

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supercoiled DNA

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DNA structure

He has an expertise on optimizing protocols for the isolation and cultural growth of anaerobic microbial community from different environmental sources.
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anaerobic microbiological process

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animal molecular biology

He has done significant amount of work on DNA-based detection and confirmation by nucleotide sequencing using cloning techniques. This assay enables to identify unknown bacterial genus and differentiate to species and strain-level.
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DNA sequencing


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2002   Ph.D.   Molecular Bacteriology   Justus-Liebig University Giessen   Gut um Laude
1996   M.S.   Vet. Microbiology   University of Agriculture Faisalabad  
1992   B.Sc   Doctor of Vet. Medicine   University of Agriculture Faisalabad  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

WS&T

 

Research Fellow

 

Evaluation and assessment of water quality assays. Development of novel conventional and molecular protocols for the detection, quantification and characterization of waterborne and fish pathogens including Aeromonas spp., Campylobacter spp., and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) particularly M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) in agriculture watersheds across Canada. Development of a range of non-regulatory environmental standards that could be used to support sustainable agricultural practices

2005 to 2004

 

Jajgit S. Yadav

 

Environmental Health and Toxicology

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Isolation, detection, identification and characterization of species of Rapid (RGM) and Slow Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (SGM) and other microflora from various environmental sources. Application and development of Molecular techniques including PCR, Cloning, RAPD, RFLP, Real-time PCR, PFGE and Sequencing for the detection, confirmation, quantification and further characterization of environmental pathogenic microbial contaminants


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Society for Microbiology (ASM); Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM)

Awards/Recognition

NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2005-2008. Visiting scientist in a Canadian Government Laboratory. Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2005 by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community In Canada. Balochistan Livestock and Poultry Government two years M.S. Merit Scholarship, 1994-1996. Provincial Government DVM Merit Scholarship awarded for complete degree program, 1988-1992. 21 peer-reviewed scientific research publications, and 16 oral and Abstract/ Poster presentations at various scientific meetings


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous publications in the field.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Applied Microbiology  
 - Journal of Microbiological Methods  
 - American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International  
 - Federation of European Microbiological Societies Microbiology Ecology  
 - Journal of Clinical Microbiology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to   Environment Canada   Research Fellow   His research focuses on evaluation and assessment of water quality assays He is also involved in Development of novel conventional and molecular protocols for the detection, quantification and characterization of waterborne and fish pathogens including Aeromonas spp., Campylobacter spp., and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) particularly M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) in agriculture watersheds across Canada With these expertise he has been evolving a range of non-regulatory environmental standards that could be used to support sustainable agricultural practices

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In 2005, a consultation was done for Sobran Inc. USA in terms of writing research proposal on Waterborne pathogens from well water, the proposal received a grant of 50K
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on E. Coli in Maryland
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He attended a one year German intensive language course to attend his Ph.D. program
Urdu   He is proficient in this language, since this language has been adopted as mother tongue
Punjabi   He is able to interpreter and help in terms of delivering and addressing all issues related to his field

 

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