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Dr. Aruna Ambagala

Research Scientist
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Brief Biography:

Research Scientist, Centre for Animal Disease Canadian Food Inspection Agency-Lethbridge Laboratory, PO Box 640, TWP Rd 9-1, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z4 Education: Senior Post-doctoral Fellow (Sept. 2007 - August 2010) - HIV Research Laboratory of Dr. Kelly S. MacDonald at the Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. Post-doctoral Fellow (Aug. 2004 - Aug. 2007) - Medical Virology Section/Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Ph.D. (1998-2004) - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, USA. Dissertation title - Interference with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I pathway by animal alpha-herpesviruses. M.S. (1996-1998) - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, USA. Dissertation title - Interference with MHC class I expression by pseudorabies virus. B.V.Sc. (Sri Lankan equivalent of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) with a First class honors - (1989-1994) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Academic positions:

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Research interests:

Veterinary Virology, Molecular Diagnostics, Veterinary Immunology

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