Dr. Gavin Fenske

Dr. Fenske is a postdoctoral researcher at Epix Analytics. He primarily conducts research on consumer exposure to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and the foodborne pathogens which harbor them. His research interests include the evolution of pathogens transporting AMR genes and the development of probiotic and postbiotic alternatives to antibiotics in agriculture. Gavin holds a doctorate degree in Veterinary Microbiology from South Dakota State University where he studied the population genomics of Salmonella enterica and the community structure and dynamics of anaerobic gut bacteria.  


Representative publications

Linto Antony, Gavin J Fenske, Radhy S Kaushik, Tiruvoor G Nagaraja, Milton Thomas, Joy Scaria, Population structure of Salmonella enterica serotype Mbandaka reveals similar virulence potential irrespective of source and phylogenomic stratification, F1000 Research, 2020;9(1142)

Gavin J Fenske, Sudeep Ghimire, Linto Antony, Jane Christopher-Hennings, Joy Scaria, Integration of culture-dependent and independent methods provides a more coherent picture of the pig gut microbiome, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020;96(3)

Gavin J Fenske, Anil Thachil, Patrick L McDonough, Amy Glaser, Joy Scaria, Geography Shapes the Population Genomics of Salmonella enterica Dublin, Genome Biology and Evolution, 2019;11(8)

Thomas M, Fenske GJ, Antony L, Ghimire S, Welsh R, Ramachandran A, et al. Whole genome sequencing-based detection of antimicrobial resistance and virulence in non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica isolated from wildlife. Gut Pathogens. 2017;9(1)

Thomas M, Webb M, Ghimire S, Blair A, Olson K, Fenske GJ, et al. Metagenomic characterization of the effect of feed additives on the gut microbiome and antibiotic resistome of feedlot cattle. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1)


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