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Michael Z. Zhang
Associate Clinical Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Leader, VMDL Serology Section
Serologist, VMDL

  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China     
  • MS. Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, Northwestern Agricultural University, Yanglin, China  
  • PhD, Microbiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Postdoc, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX         
  • Diplomate, American College Of Veterinary Microbiologists (Virology and Immunology)

Email: zhangmz@missouri.edu

Research Emphasis: Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on the development and validation of novel diagnostic methods, improvement of existing diagnostic protocols, and clinical case investigation.

Teaching: Veterinary Diagnostic Virology and Microbiology

Selected Publication:

Lifang Yan, Lanny W. Pace, Floyd D. Wilson, Brittany Baughman, and Michael Z. Zhang. Detection failure of bovine viral diarrhea virus 2 by direct fluorescent antibody test on tissue samples from animals with severe clinical disease and fatal outcome. JVDI, 2014 In press.

L. Zhao, M. Yang, M. Zhang, and S. Zhang.  2014. Expression, purification and comparative in vitro characterization of avian beta-defensin-2, -6, and -12. Avian Diseases. Avian Dis. 58(4):541-9. 2014.

H. Su, J. McKelvey, D. Rollins, M. Zhang, D. Brightsmith, J. Derr, S. Zhang. Cultivable Bacterial Microbiota of Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus): A New Reservoir of Antimicrobial Resistance? Plose One 9(6): e99826, 2014.

Clavijo A, Nikooienejad A, Shahrokh M, Metz RP, Schwartz S, Gargari EA, Deliberto TJ, Lutman MW, Pedersen K, BazanLR, Koster LG, Jenkins-Moore M, Swenson SL, Zhang M, Beckham B, Johnson CD, Bounpheng M. 2013. Identification and analysis of the first 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus from U.S. feral swine.  Zoonoses and Public Health 60(5):327-35.

S. Zhang, W. Corapi, E. Quist‡, S. Griffin, M. Zhang. Disseminated Aspergillosis in a German Shepherd Dog Caused by Aspergillus versicolor. J Clin Microbiol. 50:187-191, 2012.

Zhang M, Yan L, Zhu G, Holifield M, Todd D, Zhang S. 2012. Isolation and characterization of Streptococcus troglodytidis sp. nov., from a foot abscess of a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2012 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]

S. Zhang, W. Corapi1, E. Quist, S. Griffin, M. Zhang. 2012. Aspergillus versicolor, a New Causative Agent of Canine Disseminated Aspergillosis.  J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:187-191.

B. Baughman, S. Zhang, J. Ling, L. Pace, L. Yan, M. Zhang*. 2011. Diagnosis of deerpox virus infections in a white-tailed deer fawn. JVDI, 23 (5):965-970.
M. Zhang and S. Zhang. 2011. Improved DNA extraction for PCR detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies Paratuberculosis in bovine fecal specimen. JVDI, 23 (1):41-48. 

L. Yan, S. Zhang, L. Pace, F. Wilson, M. Zhang*. 2011. Combination of reverse transcriptase real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and antigen capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ACE) for the detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV)-persistently infected animals.  JVDI, 23 (1): 16-25.

S. Li, M. Z. Zhang, Lifang Yan, Hyun Lillehoj, Lanny W. Pace, and Shuping Zhang. 2009. Induction of CXC chemokine mRNA expression in chicken oviduct epithelial cells by Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis via the type three secretion system-1.  Avian Disease 53 (3):396-404.

K. L. Ebers, C. Y. Zhang, M. Z. Zhang, R. H. Bailey, S. Zhang. 2009. Transcriptional profiling avian beta-defensins in chicken oviduct epithelial cells before and after infection with Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis. BMC Microbiology 9 (153):1471-1480.

S Li, Z. Zhang, L. Pace, H. Lillehoj, and S. Zhang. 2009. Functions exerted by the virulence associated type three secretion systems during Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis invasion into and survival within chicken oviduct epithelial cells and macrophages. Avian Pathology 38 (2):97-106.

S. Zhang, H. S. Lillehoj, C.-H. Kim, C. L. Keeler, Jr., Z. Zhang. 2008. Transcriptional Response of Chicken Macrophages to Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis Infection. Animal Genomics for Animal Health. Dev Biol (Basel) 132:141-151.

S. Zhang, Z. Zhang, S. Liu, W. Bingham, and F. Wilson. 2008. Fatal yersiniosis in farmed deer caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis serotype O:3 encoding a mannosyltransferase-like protein WbyK. JVDI, 20:356-359.

Z. Zhang, F. Wilson, R. Reed, L. Pace, S. Zhang. 2006. Detection and characterization of naturally occurring West Nile virus infection in a female wild turkey.  JVDI, 18 (2) 204-208.

Z. Zhang, J. Guo, Y Ni, F. W. Baser, T. E. Spencer, and A. de la Concha-Bermejillo. 2003. Construction and characterization of a recombinant ovine lentivirus carrying the optimized green fluorescent protein gene at the dUTPase locus.  Archives of Virology, 148 (8):1485-1506.

J. Guo, Z. Zhang, J. F. Edwards, R. W. Ermel, C. Taylor Jr, A de la Concha-Bermejillo. 2003. Characterization of a parapoxvirus from a goat with persistent, proliferative dermatitis. Virus Research 93:169-179.

de la Concha-Bermejillo A, Guo J, Zhang Z, Waldron D. 2003. Severe persistent orf in young goats. JVDI, 15 (5): 423-431. 

Z. Zhang and A. de la Concha-Bermejillo. 2001. Cloning and expressing of ovine interferon gamma.  Sheep and Goat, Wool and Mohair Research Report, p114-120.


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