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Irene-A Zimmer

Adjunct in Biology

Veterinarian Ludwig-maximilians University Munich, Germany
Dr. Med Vet. Ludwig-maximilians University Munich, Germany


Dr. Zimmer joined Gordon as part-time faculty in August 2014. Her research doctoral work involved developing an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of a mycotoxin in food. This test was applied in a survey analyzing extruded maize-based products from the German market. She then joined the Wildlife & Emerging Diseases Programme at the Food and Environment Research Agency in the UK, where she worked on parasitic diseases, such as Trichinella spp. and Echinococcus multilocularis, which can be transmitted from wildlife and domestic animals to humans. Besides food hygiene and disease surveillance, she is also interested in canine behavior.