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Cosmin Chintoan-Uta

Core Scientist (Research Fellow)

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Education/Academic qualification

2011Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Rational design of vaccines against Campylobacter in poultry
2010Master of Science, University of Bristol
Can deer become infected with cattle and sheep gastrointestinal nematodes and spread anthelmintic resistant nematodes between cattle and sheep farms?
2005Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol

Professional Qualifications

2005Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, MRCVS
2019Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA
2018Member of the Royal Society of Biology, MRSB


Postdoctoral core scientist in Professor Mark Stevens’ group, studying microbial and host factors in foodborne bacterial zoonoses. My personal interests are in studying host immunity and pathogen virulence factors to inform the development of vaccines and novel immunotherapeutics. Using my veterinary training, I developed and used in vivo models of enteric and systemic bacterial infections in chickens, cattle and pigs. I also conduct independent research on Histomonas, a protozoan parasite of poultry. I teach Food Microbiology at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

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