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Hiam Elabd’s Aquaculture Passion

Dr. Hanping Wang
Aquaculture Program Leader

Dr. Hiam Elabd, a lecturer in the Department of Aquatic Animal Diseases and Management of the Benha University (BU) in Egypt, is back at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development (OCARD) for her post-doc research, sponsored by the U.S.- Egypt Joint Board on Scientific and Technological Cooperation. 

Advised by Drs. Hanping Wang (OSU) and Shaheen (BU), Hiam completed her entire dissertation research at OCARD from 2013 to 2015 under a joint PhD training program, then passed defense and received her PhD in 2017 through the joint program. Through the program and partnership, The Ohio State University and Benha University signed a MOU in research collaboration in 2017, and then she was nominated for the Coordinator of International Relationships for Faculty of Veterinary Medicine by her university. 

Through her dissertation research at OSU South Centers, she has published three papers titled: “Feeding Glycyrrhiza glabra and Astragalus membranaceus alters innate immune and physiological responses in yellow perch” (Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 2016); “Astragalus membranaceus enhances growth performance and antioxidant stress profiles in bluegill sunfish” (Fish Physiol Biochem, 2016); and “Anti-oxidative effects of some dietary supplements on Yellow perch exposed to different physical stressors” (Aquaculture Reports, 2017).  In accordance with the progressive results and papers we previously published, and the OSU-BU signed MOU, her current research work is focused on further reducing stress and disease in aquaculture using an innovative approach.