Orhan Sahin

DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM
Education & Certifications  

The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio. 3/2003
Doctor of Philosophy (Veterinary Microbiology)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 1/1998
Master of Science (Veterinary Microbiology)
University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey. 6/1993
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (2008)


I am involved in instruction of clinical microbiology rotation courses (VDPAM 488) to professional veterinary medicine students.

Research Focus & Interests  

Molecular diagnostic of bacterial pathogens; Food safety and antimicrobial resistance; Epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, and control of bacterial pathogens of importance to animal health, food safety and public health; Campylobacter; Mycoplasma

Curriculum Vitae


American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 2001-present.
Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD), 1999-present.
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), 2010-present.
Delta Chapter of the Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, 2003-present.
International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM), 2015- present.

Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

Orhan Sahin, Issmat I. Kassem, Zhangqi Shen, Jun Lin, Gireesh Rajashekara, and Qijing Zhang. 2015. Campylobacter in Poultry: Ecology and Potential Interventions. Avian Diseases, 59:185-200. (Invited Critical Review article). \

Orhan Sahin, Eric R. Burrough, Nada Pavlovic, Tim S. Frana, Darin M. Madson, and Qijing Zhang. 2014. Campylobacter jejuni as the cause of canine abortions in the Midwest United States. J Vet Diagn Invest, 26:699-704.

Zuowei Wu, Rachel Sippy, Orhan Sahin*, Paul Plummer, Ana Vidal, Diane Newell, and Qijing Zhang. 2014. Genetic diversity and antimicrobial susceptibility of Campylobacter jejuni isolates associated with sheep abortion in the United States and the Great Britain. J Clin Micro, 52:1853-61. (*Corresponding author).

Zuowei Wu*, Orhan Sahin*, Zhangqi Shen, Peng Liu, William G. Miller, Qijing Zhang. 2013. Multi-omics approaches to deciphering a hypervirulent strain of Campylobacter jejuni. Genome Biol Evol. 5:2217-30 (*equally contributed).

Sahin O, Fitzgerald C, Stroika S, Zhao S, Sippy RJ, Kwan P, Plummer PJ, Han J, Yaeger MJ, Zhang Q. 2012. Molecular Evidence for Zoonotic Transmission of an Emergent Highly Pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni Clone in the United States. J. Clin. Microbiol. 50:680-687.

Plummer P, Sahin O, Burrough E, Sippy R, Mou K, Rabenold J, Yaeger M, Zhang Q. 2012. Critical Role of LuxS in the Virulence of Campylobacter jejuni in a Guinea Pig Model of Abortion. Infect Immun. 80:585-93.

Eric R. Burrough, Orhan Sahin, Paul J. Plummer, Qijing Zhang, Michael J. Yaeger (2009). Pathogenicity of an emergent, ovine abortifacient Campylobacter jejuni clone following oral inoculation in a pregnant guinea pig model. Am J of Vet Res 70, 1269-76.

Orhan Sahin, Paul J. Plummer, Kapllan Sulaj, Sonia Pereira, Suelee Robbe-Austerman, Dianna M. Jordan, Liping Wang, Michael J. Yaeger, Lorraine J. Hoffman and Qijing Zhang (2008). Emergence of a Tetracycline-resistant Campylobacter jejuni Clone Associated with Outbreaks of Ovine Abortion in the United States. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 46, 1663-1671.

Jing Han, Orhan Sahin, Yi-Wen Barton, and Qijing Zhang (2008). Key Role of Mfd in the   Development of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Campylobacter jejuni. PLoS Pathogens 4(6): e1000083. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000083.

Orhan Sahin , Zhang Q, Meitzler JC, Harr BS, Morishita TY, Mohan R. (2001). Prevalence, antigenic specificity, and bactericidal activity of poultry anti-Campylobacter maternal antibodies. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 9, 3951-7.