Current Position

ORISE Fellow, Division of Molecular Biology, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

CMIB Degree

PhD CMIB, Michigan State University, 2009​

Prior Degrees

DVM, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2000


Thomas Whittam

Research Interests

I investigated the bacterial factors involved in the variation in host specificity and ability to cause disease of EHEC serotypes O157:H7, O26:H11 and O111:H8.


Genomic diversity and virulence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. Dr. Abu-Ali's Publications