Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Ali Ghorashi

Dr Ali Ghorashi

DVM (Iran), PhD (JCU)

Ali graduated with a DVM degree at Tehran University and worked in a mixed veterinary practice for five years before completion of his PhD at James Cook University (JCU) in the field of Microbiology (virology). After one year of post-doctoral research at JCU, he worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor at National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology for 10 years mainly involved in research, also coordinated and taught into undergraduate and post graduate subjects.Ali worked as a research fellow at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at Melbourne University for four years on development of molecular diagnostic tests and genotyping of poultry pathogens particularly avian Mycoplasmas.

Ali joined the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University (CSU) as senior lecturer in Animal Production Medicine group in 2012.

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Research

  • Molecular diagnosis and genotyping of veterinary pathogens
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases

Teaching

  • Intensive Animal Production and Welfare
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Production Animal Medicine

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Read more on CSU Research Output (CRO)

  • Banowary B, Dang VT, Sarker S, Connolly JH, Chenu J, Groves P, Raidal S, Ghorashi SA, (2018) Evaluation of Two Multiplex PCR-High-Resolution Melt Curve Analysis Methods for Differentiation of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli Intraspecies Avian diseases62, 86-93
  • Naude T, Pant S, Tavassoli M, Sarker S, Ghorashi SA (2018) The complete mitochondrial genome of Linguatula serrata (tongue worm) isolated from a dog and phylogenetic analysis Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Vol 3, No 1, P: 357-358
  • Saeidabadi MS, Nili H, Dadras H, Sharifiyazdi H, Connolly J, Valcanis M, Raidal S, Ghorashi SA (2017) Evaluation of PCR and high resolution melt curve analysis for differentiation of Salmonella isolates Avian Pathol Dec 21:1-27 doi: 101080/0307945720161268676
  • Das S, Sarker S, Ghorashi SA, Forwood J K, Raidal S R (2016) A comparison of PCR assays for beak and feather disease virus and high resolution melt (HRM) curve analysis of replicase associated protein and capsid genes Journal of Virological Methods Nov;237:47-57 doi: 101016/jjviromet201608015
  • Das S, Sarker S, Peters A, Ghorashi, SA, Phalen DN, Forwood JK, Raidal S (2016) Evolution of circoviruses in lorikeets lags behind its hosts Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Apr 23;100:281-291 doi: 101016/jympev201604024
  • Ghorashi SA, Tavassoli M Peters, A Shamsi, S Hajipour, N (2016) Phylogenetic relationships among Linguatula serrata isolates from Iran based on 18S rRNA and mitochondrial cox1 gene sequences Acta Parasitologica Jan 61 (1):195-200
  • Sarker S, Moylan KG, Ghorashi SA, Forwood JK, Peters A, Raidal SR (2015) Evidence of a deep viral host switch event with beak and feather disease virus infection in rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) Sci Rep Sep 28;5:14511 doi: 101038/srep14511
  • Banowary B, Dang VT, Sarker S, Connolly JH, Chenu J, Groves P, Ayton M, Raidal S, Devi A, Vanniasinkam T, Ghorashi SA (2015) Differentiation of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli Using Multiplex-PCR and High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis PLoS One Sep 22;10(9):e0138808 doi: 101371/journalpone0138808 eCollection 2015
  • Ghorashi SA, Kanci A, Noormohammadi AH (2015) Evaluation of the capacity of PCR and high-resolution melt curve Analysis for identification of mixed infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum strains PLoS One, May, E101371/journalpone0126824
  • Sarker S, Ghorashi SA, Swarbrick CM, Khandokar YB, Himiari Z, Forwood JK, Raidal SR(2015)  An efficient approach for recombinant expression and purification of the viral capsid protein from beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in Escherichia coli J Virol Methods Feb 16;215-216C:1-8 doi: 101016/jjviromet201502005
  • Sarker S, Ghorashi SA, Forwood JK, Raidal SR (2014) Rapid genotyping of beak and feather disease virus using high-resolution DNA melt curve analysis J Virol Methods Aug 4 pii: S0166-0934(14)00303-6 doi: 101016/jjviromet201407031
  • Sarker S, Ghorashi SA, Forwood JK, Bent SJ, Peters A, Raidal SR (2014) Phylogeny of beak and feather disease virus in cockatoos demonstrates host generalism and multiple-variant infections within Psittaciformes Virology 2014 Jul;460-461:72-82 Epub 2014 May 29
  • Peters A, Patterson EI, Baker BG, Holdsworth M, Sarker S, Ghorashi SA, Raidal SR (2014) Evidence of Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus spillover into wild critically endangered Orange-Bellied parrots (Neophema Chrysogaster) J Wildl Dis 50 (2):288-96
  • Sarker S, Patterson EI, Peters A, Baker GB, Forwood JK, Ghorashi SA, Holdsworth M, Baker R, Murray N, Raidal SR (2014) Mutability dynamics of an emergent single stranded DNA virus in a naïve host PLoS One Jan 8;9(1):e85370 doi: 101371/journalpone0085370
  • Ghorashi SA, Bradbury JM, Ferguson-Noel NM, Noormohammadi AH (2013) Comparison of multiple genes and 16S-23S rRNA intergenic space region for their capacity in high resolution melt curve analysis to differentiate Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine strain ts-11 from field strains Vet Microbiol Dec 27;167(3-4):440-447
  • Shahid MA, Ghorashi SA, Agnew-Crumpton R, Markham PF, Marenda MS, Noormohammadi AH (2013) Combination of differential growth at two different temperatures with a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to determine temperature-sensitive phenotype of Mycoplasma synoviae Avian Pathol 42(2):185-191
  • Ghorashi SA, O'Rourke D, Ignjatovic J, Noormohammadi AH (2011) Differentiation of infectious bursal disease virus strains using real-time RT-PCR and high resolution melt curve analysis J Virol Methods 171(1):264-271

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