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Shuping Zhang

Shuping Zhang

Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology

Veterinary Pathobiology,


Research Emphasis 

  • Antimicrobial Peptides for Therapeutic Applications
  • Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance using Phenotypic and Genomic Approaches (Whole Genome Sequencing)
  • Molecular Diagnostic Assay Development and Validation
  • Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)-Based Detection of pathogens and Toxins


  • BVS, Shanxi Agricultural University, China
  • MS, Northwest Agricultural University, China
  • PhD, Kansas State University
  • Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists


J. Liu, I. Jasim, A. Abdullah, Z. Shen, Lu Zhao, M. Dweik, S. Zhang, M. Almasri. An integrated impedance biosensor platform for detection of pathogens in poultry products. Scientific Reports. 8: 16109, 2018

C.A. Maitz, J.D. Brockman, M. Yang, S. Zhang, J. Stannard, D. Volgas, J.M. Gahl. Demonstration of the bactericidal effects of the boron neutron capture reaction. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 137:190-193, 2018

M. Amselle, S. Bodeis-Jones, P. Delmonte, S. Zhang, M. Davidson, F. Gulland, V. Chizhikov, D. Volokhov. Neisseria zalophi sp. nov., isolated from oral cavity of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Archives of Microbiology. 200(5): 819-828, 2018

Z. Shen, M.Z. Zhang, R.W. Stitch, W.J. Mitchell and S. Zhang. Development of a tickborne pathogens QPCR panel for detection of Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia, and Lyme Disease Borrelia for animal patients. J Microbiol Meth. In Press. 2018

M. Yang, C. Zhang, M.Z. Zhang, and S. Zhang. Beta-defensin derived cationic antimicrobial peptides with potent killing activity against gram negative and gram positive bacteria. BMC Microbiology 18:54, 2018

C.C. Balcomb, J.A. Angelos, M. Chigerwe, B.A. Byrne, V.M. Lane, S.F. Wetzlich, O. Sahin, L. Holler, S. Zhang, L.A. Tell. Comparative pharmacokinetics of two florfenicol formulations following extravascular administration in sheep. AJVR. 2017 Am J Vet Res. 79(1):107-114, 2018

M. Zhang, M. Yang, D. Rollins, S. Zhang. Differentiation of Corynebacterium uropygiale strains from Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). Poult Fish Wildl Sci 5(2): 186, 2017

Michael Zhang, Zhenyu Shen, Dale Rollins, William Fales, Shuping Zhang. Pilot study of antimicrobial resistance in Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus). Avian Diseases 61(3):391-396, 2017

I. Jasim, A. Abdullha, Z. Shen, S. Zhang, M. Alalem, M. Dewik, and M. Almasri. An impedance biosensor for simultaneous detection of low concentration of salmonella serogroups in poultry samples.  IEEE/Transducer conf., pp. 726-729, 2017

R. Reimschuessel, J. Abbott, S. Bodeis-Jones, M. Grabenstein, J. Guag, S. M. Nemser, G. H. Tyson, K. Song, J. Qiu, K.A. Clothier, S.L. Marks, B.A. Byrne, K. Cadmus, K. Pabilonia, S. Sanchez, S. Rajeev, S. Ensley, T.S. Frana, A.E. Jergens, S. Thakur, K.H. Chappell, B. Byrum, J. Cui, Y. Zhang, M.M. Erdman, S.C. Rankin, R. Daly, S. Das, L. Ruesch, S.D. Lawhon, S. Zhang, T. Baszler, D. Diaz-Campos, F. Hartmann, O. Okwumabua. Multi-laboratory survey to evaluate Salmonella prevalence in diarrheic and nondiarrheic dogs and cats in the United States between 2012 and 2014. JCM 55:1350-1368. 2017

M. Yang, C. Zhang, M. Zhang, and S. Zhang. Novel synthetic analogues of avian β-defensin-12: the role of charge, hydrophobicity, and disulfide bridges in biological functions. BMC Microbiology. 17:43, 2017

M. Zhang, M. Yang, H. Su, D. Rollins, S. Zhang. Lactobacillus colini sp. nov., isolated from Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). IJSEM 67:325-329, 2016

M. Yang, C. Zhang, X. Zhang, M. Zhang, G. Rottinghaus, S. Zhang. Structure-function analysis of avian β-Defensin-6 and β-Defensin-12: role of charge and disulfide bridges. BMC Microbiology. 16:210, 2016

L. Yan, L. W. Pace, B. Baughman, F. D. Wilson, S. Zhang, M. Z. Zhang. Failed detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus 2a by direct fluorescent antibody test on tissue samples due to reduced reactivity of field isolates to raw anti-BVDV antibody. JVDI 28:150-157, 2016