Makonnen Abebe, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau
Hazard Identification Division
Health Canada


Research Interests:
I am interested in the in vitro culture of Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora. I would also like to provide services in monoclonal antibody (MAb) production to food-borne parasites. Members who are either interested in acquiring MAbs or get in vitro works done can initiate collaborative works with me.

Recent Publications:

Abebe M, Kumar V, Rajan S, Thaker A, and Vijay H. 2006. Detection of recombinant Alt a1 in a two-site, IgM based, sandwich ELISA opens up possibilities of developing alternative assays for the allergen. Journal of Immunological Methods 312: 111-117.

Abebe M, Nguyen K, Decker W, Tayabali A, Kumar V, Sevinc S, and Vijay H. 2009. The application of IgM in an xMAP suspension assay using recombinant Alt a1 as a model target protein. Int. J. Immunological Studies 1: 1-12.