Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

Zhenyu Shen
Zhenyu Shen Assistant Research Professor

  • BS (BVM), Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • MS (MVM), Veterinary Microbiology, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, China
  • MS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
  • PhD, Food Microbiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Building Address: E121/W138 Veterinary Medicine Building
Phone Number: (573)884-4883/ (573)882-7419
Email: ShenZ@missouri.edu

Research Emphasis:

  • Development and validation of molecular diagnostic assays for animal pathogens
  • Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of major animal and zoonotic pathogens
  • Whole genome sequencing to investigate antimicrobial resistance genes of major animal and zoonotic pathogens
  • Development of an impedance-based biosensor for detection of food and water borne pathogens

Selected Publications:

  • Liu, J., Jasim, I., Abdullah, A., Shen, Z., Zhao, L., Dweik, S., and Almasri, M. (2018). An integrated impedance biosensor platform for detection of pathogens in poultry products. Sci Rep, 8:16109
  • Jasim, I., Shen Z., Abdullah, A., Liu, J., Dastider, S., Dweik, M., Zhang, S., and Almasri, M. (2018) An impedance biosensor for simultaneous detection of low concentration of Salmonella serogroups in poultry and fresh produce samples. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 126: 292-300
  • Shen, Z., Zhang, M., Stich, R., Mitchella, W., and Zhang, S. (2018) Development of a tick-borne pathogen qPCR panel for detection of Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia, and Lyme disease Borrelia in animals. J Microbiol Methods, 23: 83-89
  • Zheng, G. and Shen, Z. (2018) Host-specific genetic markers of fecal bacteria for fecal source tracking in food and water. J Food: Microbiol, Safety & Hygiene, 3: 135
  • Zhang, M., Shen, Z., Rollins, D., Fales, W., and Zhang, S. (2017) Pilot study of antimicrobial resistance in Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus). Avian Dis, 61: 391-396
  • Shen, Z., Mustapha, A., Lin, M., and Zheng, G. (2017) Biocontrol of the internalization of Salmonella enterica and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli in mung bean sprouts with an endophytic Bacillus subtilis. Int J Food Microbiol, 250:37-44.
  • Shen, Z., Zhang, N., Mustapha, A., Lin, M., Xu, D., Deng, D., Reed, M., and Zheng, G. (2016) Identification of host-specific genetic markers within 16S rDNA intervening sequences of 73 genera of fecal bacteria. J Data Mining Genomics Proteomics, 7:186.
  • Shen, Z., Duan, C., Zhang, C., Carson, A., Xu, D., and Zheng, G. (2013) Using an intervening sequence of Faecalibacterium 16S rDNA to identify poultry feces. Water Res, 47:6415-6422.

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