Magdy S. Alabady, PhD, MSc

Faculty, Scientist, and Writer

Curriculum vitae

Department of Plant Biology

University of Georgia Athens

Address 1:
Department of Plant Biology
2502 Miller Plant Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Office: Room# 4504
Lab: Room# 4505

The Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence (current)

This project is a collaboration between public health and academic partners in order to protect communities from infectious disease threats. To do this, we have established a network centered on initiatives that will translate academic research and improve molecular epidemiology practice and epidemic response.
My lab is in charge of designing and testing a long reads-based sequencing technique (dubbed the HiFiCo-Seq) on respiratory virus panels. The method allows for full-length genome sequencing and the assembly of co-occurring viruses.

This is the NextStrain instance for the SARS-COV2 genomes we sequenced from samples from Huston Texas.  the Project was funded by CDC:  Molecular Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 in Houston. Justin Bahl and Magdy Alabady


The species coalescent indicates possible bat and pangolin origins of the COVID-19 pandemic

Jialin Yang, Michael Skaro, Jiani Chen, Duna Zhan, Leke Lyu, Skylar Gay, Ahmed Kandeil, Mohamed A Ali, Ghazi Kayali, Kateryna Stoianova, Pensheng Ji, Magdy Alabady, Justin Bahl, Liang Liu, Jonathan Arnold

Scientific Reports, vol. 13(1), 2023, p. 5571

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