Candidate for the Nominating Committee: Meriam Saleh


BS (Animal Science), University of Tennessee, May 2011 MPH (Infectious Disease), Virginia Tech, Expected May 2017 PhD (Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences), Virginia Tech. Expected July 2017

Current Position:

Research and Teaching Assistant, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech.

Research Interests:

Giardia diagnostics and assemblages present in companion animals, parasitology diagnostics, zoonotic parasites

Teaching Experience:

Zoonoses and Infectious Diseases (Pop Health Sci 5304), Virginia Tech, Guest Lecturer: Spring 2015, 2014
Introductory Parasitology (Biol 3454), Virginia Tech, Guest Lecturer/Teaching Assistant: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, 2014, 2012
Veterinary Parasitology (Vet Med 8324), Virginia Tech, Teaching Assistant: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Professional Memberships and Service:

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, AAVP (2012-Present)

  • Executive Board Student Representative (2014-2016)
  • Electronic Media Committee (2016-Present)

University of Tennessee Young Alumni Council (2014-Present)

  • Membership Committee Co-Chair (2015-Present)

Helminthological Society of Washington (2016-Present)
American Society of Parasitologists (2012-Present)
Southeastern Society of Parasitologists (2012-Present)
Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Graduate Student Assembly (2012-Present)

  • President (2013-2014), Vice-President (2012-2013)


Outstanding PhD Poster 26th Annual Research Symposium, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (2016)
AAVP Young Investigator Travel Grant (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Honorable Mention in the Student Presentation Competition, AAVP meeting (2013, 2014)
University of Tennessee Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) Award Winner, 2011