Jeroen De Buck

Professor (Bacteriology)

Chair, Bacterial Diseases of Dairy Cows

Research Chair

Associate Member

Cattle Health Research Group

Full Member

Infection Biology Research Group

MSc, PhD

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Office : HSC2557

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Production Animal Health


Dr. De Buck received his Master's in bioengineering sciences, majoring in cell and gene technologies, his Master's in laboratory animal sciences as well as his PhD in Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in Belgium. His area of expertise is veterinary microbiology with a special interest in Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) in ruminants and bovine mastitis. Dr. De Buck's research program focuses on bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions in order to improve current vaccination strategies and to find new diagnostic targets. Related to Johne's disease, he is investigating 1) the susceptibility and transmission of Johne’s disease, 2) Map pathogenesis , 3) host immune response after Map infection, 4) early biomarkers of Map infection, and 5) molecular epidemiology. With respect to bovine mastitis, he is developing fast bacterial speciation and genotyping techniques and he has a particular interest in coagulase-negative staphylococci in order to clarify their role as mastitis pathogens.

Furthermore, the De Buck lab is studying the involvement of Treponema spp. in digital dermatitis in cattle, and developing several novel molecular biosensors for infectious diseases in animals.

Research Personnel/Trainees

  • Marija Drikic
  • Sonia Mukherjee
  • Lucy Luo
  • Caroline Corbett
  • Crystal Ma
  • Rakel Arrazuria
  • Diego Nobrega
  • Sohail Naushad
  • Uliana Kanevets
  • Anna Monteiro
  • Caroline Benninger