Susan M Noh
Research Molecular Biologist
- DVM: Washington State University 1996
- PhD: Washington State University 2007 Diplomate ACVP
Dr. Noh’s research goals are to develop methods to prevent tick-borne disease. Her main focus is on Anaplasma marginale, a tick-borne pathogen of cattle, which is found worldwide and has the greatest impact in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Dr. Noh’s research efforts are focused at both the vector - pathogen interface and the interface between the pathogen and the mammalian host.
Her current research program includes:
- The identification of bacterial genes required for colonization of the tick using both A. marginale and Francisella novicida as model organisms.
- Understanding the function of these required bacterial genes in tick colonization.
- The identification of tick genes and gene products that allow for tick – borne pathogens to successfully colonize the tick.
- Understanding how genetic diversity impacts transmission of tick-borne pathogens in both tropical and temperate regions.
- The development of vaccines to prevent anaplasmosis.
Dr. Noh is a research scientist with the USDA-Agriculture Research Service and is housed in the Animal Disease Research Unit in Pullman, WA. She is adjunct faculty in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology at Washington State University. She is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.