Welcome Dr. Ali Nazmi!
Ali was born and raised in Egypt. He received his bachelor’s degree in Poultry Production and his Master in Poultry Breeding from Ain Shams University in Cairo. He then moved to the USA to pursue his graduate studies where he earned a Ph.D. in Animal Biology in 2017 from the University of California, Davis. During his graduate studies, he was trained in various research areas including genetics, immunology, microbiology, and host-pathogen interaction in poultry. He received 4 years of postdoctoral training in mucosal immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He investigated factors affecting the homeostasis of intraepithelial lymphocytes and their impact on intestinal health using the mouse model.
Beginning August 15, 2021, he starts his appointment as an assistant professor in nutritional immunology in the Department of Animal Sciences, as well as, part of the Food for Health Discovery Themes. His research goal is to translate my mucosal research in the marine model into farm animals, particularly poultry and pigs. He is interested in studying host-pathogen interactions, and resistance to enteric diseases in poultry. Also, he is interested in investigating the metabolic role for intestinal immune cells using the pig and mouse models.