Dr. Jeremiah Saliki
Professor, University of Georgia
Dr. Jeremiah Saliki is a Professor of virology and Director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Georgia. He obtained a DVM degree from the University of Liège, Belgium (1984) and PhD degree in virology from Cornell University, New York (1993). He served as a Laboratory Chief at the Institute of Animal Research in Cameroon from 1985-1989. From 1993-2005 he served as Head of Virology/Serology and Molecular Diagnostics at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. In 2005, he moved to the University of Georgia and served as Head of the Virology/Serology Section of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory before becoming the Director of that laboratory in 2007. Dr. Saliki’s research interests involve the development of improved diagnostic assays for a variety of diseases. He has authored or co-authored over 120 scientific papers, book chapters, and reviews. From 2004-2014, Dr. Saliki served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation – the only international journal dedicated to veterinary diagnostics. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Saliki has served as an international consultant for several national and international organizations and commercial companies. In this capacity, he has conducted training workshops on laboratory techniques, quality management, and biosafety in several countries (Armenia, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Philippines, Senegal, and Tanzania).