‘A great honor for Ohio State’: Saif named to new USDA research foundation

Ohio State Professor Emeritus Mo Saif, former head of CFAES’s Food Animal Health Research Program, has been appointed to the board of directors of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research.

Authorized by Congress as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the foundation will leverage public and private resources to increase scientific and technological research, innovation and partnerships critical to boosting America’s agricultural economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

An internationally recognized virologist, Saif is a leading researcher in the field of poultry diseases, having discovered and advanced knowledge concerning viral infections that affect the intestinal tracts and the immune systems of turkeys and chickens.

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