Savannah Cheek, RVT, RLAT
Madison Fagan, M.S.
Erin Kaiser, Ph. D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Alaa Bani Salman, M.S.
Alaa Bani Salman came to the University of Georgia from Jordan. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and a Master degree in Food Microbiology from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). After earning her degrees, she worked as a research associate (2012 to 2021) in the food safety and zoonotic diseases laboratory (JUST), where she worked on several projects funded by NGOs, US and international organizations. Alaa worked and trained several graduate students in basic and molecular microbiology techniques such as conventional PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, and genotyping. Moreover, she was trained at the US CDC in 2016 in genotyping of Brucella spp. and Coxiella burnetii. She have co-authored 13 published articles in highly reputable journals.View Profile
Sydney Sneed, M.S.
Sydney is a research professional in the West Lab. Her work in the West Lab centers around organizing, managing, and running an NIH-funded porcine traumatic brain injury study evaluating the functional recovery and longitudinal effects of transplanted neural stem cells in the injured brain. She also assists with the completion of other studies including the development of novel primitive reflex tests in swine, evaluation of gut microbiome health and the effects on post-traumatic brain injury recovery, and novel cell-based therapy development in a porcine model of ischemic stroke. Additionally, Sydney helps support the lab by training new members and mentoring undergraduate researchers.View Profile