David Ehizibolo


National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria

Veterinary research fellow at National veterinary Research Institute Vom, Nigeria. My current research interest involves transboundry animal pathogens of agricultural and zoonotic importance such as foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV), rift valley fever virus (RVFV), African swine fever virus (ASFV), Rabies virus and African horse sickness virus with focus on bio-surveillance, diagnostics, molecular epidemiology and vaccine development

Research interests

Vaccine development for transboundry animal diseases, Molecular epidemiology of infectious and zoonotic diseases, bioinformatics

Projects you're working on

Evaluation of antigenic and genomic methods to assess foot and mouth disease virus vaccine selection and performance in Nigeria

Evaluating the role of small ruminants in the spread and endemicity of Foot-and-mouth disease in Northern Nigeria


Bioinformatics Epidemiology Molecular biology Virology
Host species
Cattle Pigs Small ruminants Wildlife Zoonoses
Viruses VirusesAfrican horse sickness virus VirusesAfrican swine fever virus VirusesArboviruses VirusesFoot-and-mouth disease virus VirusesPeste des petits ruminants virus VirusesRabies virus VirusesRift Valley fever virus
Stage of vaccine development
Correlates of protection – immunomonitoring