Ali Ghorashi

Associate Professor Ali Ghorashi

Molecular Virologist

Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences


Associate Professor Ali Ghorashi, is a distinguished veterinarian, with an impressive career spanning over 25 years in teaching and research. With a specialisation in poultry health and production, he has established himself as a leading authority in the field.

A/Professor Ghorashi's research interests span a broad spectrum, with a primary focus on the development of novel molecular diagnostic tests, epidemiology, and surveillance of veterinary infectious diseases, as well as the genotyping of avian pathogens. His expertise in these areas contributes significantly to our understanding of animal health and facilitates improved disease management strategies.

With an impressive publication record, A/Professor Ghorashi has co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications and delivered 76 conference presentations on diverse animal health topics. His collaborations with over 50 postgraduate students have further enriched the scientific community's knowledge base. Notably, his research endeavours have attracted substantial funding, securing grants exceeding $1 million, which have played a crucial role in advancing his projects and expanding the frontiers of animal health research.

A/Professor Ghorashi's impactful contributions extend beyond research and teaching. He serves as a member of the Charles Sturt Biosafety committee and holds editorial responsibilities for international journals and professional organizations. Through his collaborative efforts and research achievements, A/Professor Ghorashi has established himself as a highly productive and influential researcher in the field, contributing significantly to the scientific community's knowledge base in animal health.

  • Molecular diagnosis and genotyping of veterinary pathogens
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Poultry disease including zoonoses such as Campylobacter.
  • Diagnostic tests for microbial pathogens in domestic animals.
Full publications list on CRO

Recent publications

  • Ghorashi, M. S., Pant, S. D., & Ghorashi, S. A. (2023). Comparison of colourimetric loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), PCR and high-resolution melt curve analysis and culture-based diagnostic assays in the detection of three salmonella serotypes in poultry. Avian Pathology, 51(5), 476-487.
  • Garner, C., Stephen, C., Pant, S. D., & Ghorashi, S. A. (2022). Comparison of PCR-HRM, colorimetric LAMP and culture based diagnostic assays in the detection of endometritis caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus in mares. Veterinary Research Communications, 47, 495-509.
  • Young, P., Tarce, P., Adhikary, S., Connolly, J., Crawshaw, T., Ghorashi, S.A. (2021). Evaluation of high-resolution melt curve analysis for rapid differentiation of Campylobacter hepaticus from other species in birds. Plos One 16, e0251328.
  • Hobbs, M., Jahan, M., Ghorashi, S.A., Wang, B. (2021). Current Perspective of Sialylated Milk Oligosaccharides in Mammalian Milk: Implications for Brain and Gut Health of Newborns. Foods 10, DOI 10.3390/foods10020473
  • Ghorashi, S.A., Heller, J., Zhang, Q., Sahibzada, S. (2020). Differentiation of Community-Associated and Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates and Identification of spa Types by Use of PCR and High-Resolution Melt Curve Analysis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 23;58(5). pii: e02088-19. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02088-19