Nir Rudoler (DVM, MPH, PhD) was graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia in 1999. For the next two and a half years he worked as a field veterinarian. During these years he have recognized the importance of public health and zoonotic diseases within this context of animal-human interface. In 2006 he completed my MPH degree (Ben Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel). Between the years 2008-2014 he studied for my PhD degree at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel.His research focused on characterization of a novel vaccine against Ehrlichia canis, a common tick-borne pathogen of dogs. Both clinical, molecular, genetic and immunological aspects were studied. Since 2015 he is employed in a postdoc position at the Shraga Segal School of Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics, Department of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel. He was currently dealing with two different research studies. Serological survey as well molecular detection of RNA viruses among bats in Uganda comprise the first study, while development of serological assay that differentiates between the immune reaction toward Zika virus and Dengue virus is the second one. Simultaneously with these activities he was involved in several collaborations. All directed to investigate animal-human interface for potential zoonotic pathogens. Research projects that are the result of such collaboration with the Unit of Infectious Diseases at Tel-Aviv Medical Center include detection of Bartonella bovis among dairy and beef cattle herds, identification of Bartonella dromedarii among camels, molecular survey of Coxiella burnetii among stray cats and serological survey of camels for MERS CoV .The latter was done together with the CDC. Since 2008 he hold a position as a lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine. During this period he taught at 3 different courses for veterinary students. These courses deals with zoonotic diseases and veterinary public health. In addition, since 2009 he is in charge of public health rotation enrolled by 4th year vet students.
His research focused on characterization of a novel vaccine against Ehrlichia canis, a common tick-borne pathogen of dogs