Amira Ahmed

Amira Ahmed

Instructor of Parasitology

Section Head of Parasitology, LADDL

Department of Pathobiological Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803



PhD, Assiut University (Egypt) and Purdue University, 2016

MSc, Assiut University College of Veterinary Medicine (Egypt), 2011

BVMS (DVM equivalent), Assiut University College of Veterinary Medicine (Egypt), 2007


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology-Parasitology

Research Interest

Host-parasite interactions, anthelmintic resistance, parasite identification, diagnostic methods.

Teaching Interest

I serve as an instructor for the Clinical Veterinary Parasitology course (VMED5235) and also take on the role of coordinating and instructing the Parasitology rotation within the Diagnostic Pathology course (VMED5452).

Clinical Interest

I lead parasitology diagnostic activities at the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, providing consultation on cases in livestock and companion animals. I'm also actively engaged in developing and validating molecular diagnostic tools for parasites.

Awards & Honors

2014-2016, Governmental scholarship from the Egyptian government, administrated by the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB), Washington, DC

2007, University honors for BVMS students. Assiut University


Taenia crassiceps Cysticercosis in a Wild Muskrat and a Domestic Dog in the Northeastern United States. Zhang Y, Abdu A, Wu T, Forzán MJ, Hammer K, and Lejeune M. 2023. Pathogens. 12(2):204.

First report of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in St. Kitts. Wulcan JM, Timmins A, Dennis MM, Thrall MA, Lejeune M, Abdu A, Ketzis JK. 2020. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. 19(2020):100366.

Oral capillariosis due to Eucoleus dispar in migrating Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus) in New York, USA, 2016 -18. Childs-Sanford S, Lejeune M, Abdu A, Buckles E, Renshaw R, Ford D, Bunting E. 2019. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 55(4):928–934.

Molecular signaling pathways elicited by 17αethinylestradiol in Japanese medaka male larvae undergoing gonadal differentiation. Abdelmoneim A, Abdu A, Chen S, Sepúlveda MS. 2019. Aquatic Toxicology. 208:187–195.

Interaction of exported Plasmodium falciparum proteins with erythrocyte cytoskeleton. Abdu A. 2016. PhD thesis. Egyptian Universities Libraries Consortium (EULC).

Parasitological and immunological diagnosis of bovine cysticercosis in Assiut governorate. Abdu A. 2011. MS thesis. Egyptian Universities Libraries Consortium (EULC).