Supervisor: Dr. Cheryl Waldner, Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Home Community: Ibadan, Nigeria
- BSc, University of Lagos 1998
- MSc, University of Ibadan 2001
- PhD, University of Ibadan 2013
Emmanuel Donbraye is from Nigeria. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Lagos (Lagos, Nigeria) where he completed his degree in Microbiology, and the University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria) where he completed his Master’s and Doctorate, both in Virology.
Dr. Donbraye has a worked as a lecturer and researcher (Virology) at Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife, Nigeria) and consulted for International Development Partners in Nigeria (APIN- AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, GHAIN – Global HIV/AIDS Initiative In Nigeria) and Nigeria’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (Nigeria) in the Polio Laboratory Containment component of the Polio Eradication programme.
At the University of Saskatchewan, his research focuses on the comparative diagnosis of pathogens of Bovine Respiratory Disease and AMR genes using cutting-edge metagenomic technologies.
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is prevalent among cattle worldwide and leads to large economic losses as a consequence of the morbidity and mortality associated with it. Relatively few live animals are currently sampled for the diagnosis of BRD or for surveillance or prospective guidance of AMU strategies. This research will involve laboratory work to evaluate the impact of pooling and different swab types on the sensitivity of detection of BRD pathogens and AMR genes using Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT).