TVMDL‘s College Station lab recently welcomed Dr. Rabab El Sawah from the zoonotic disease department at the General Organization of Veterinary Services (GOVS) in Cairo, Egypt. At GOVS, Dr. El Sawah supervises veterinary testing for tuberculosis and brucellosis.
As part of her 12-week fellowship with Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Science and Technology, Dr. El Sawah is learning more about veterinary diagnostics from our TVMDL professionals. At the beginning of October, she trained in the serology section with Assistant Section Head Sandy Rodgers and her team.
In the coming months, Dr. El Sawah will receive more diagnostic training in our sections for bacteriology and molecular diagnostics.
She will meet with researchers and educators at the FAZD Center, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence headquartered in College Station. She will also work with professionals from the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Dr. El Sawah is TVMDL’s third Borlaug Fellow in less than a year. During the fall of 2011, they trained two diagnosticians from Kazakhstan. TVMDL’s participation is part of Texas A&M AgriLife’s commitment to combatting high-consequence diseases around the world and to protecting the United States from disease outbreaks.