Ehud (Udi) Elnekave, DVM, PhD

Technical advisor
Udi Elnekave

DVM, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

PhD, Veterinary Epidemiology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

BSc, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Udi is an assistant professor at the Koret Veterinary School in Israel. He graduated with his DVM and PhD in veterinary epidemiology in Israel. He conducted a post doctorate at the university of Minnesota with Professor Andres Perez and was a part of CAHFS research team until 2020. In his laboratory for veterinary public health, he studies the epidemiology and evolution of zoonotic foodborne bacterial pathogens. The overall goal of his research is to improve the prevention and mitigation of these pathogens. 

Primary affiliation: Senior lecturer (assistant professor), Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University, Israel


Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Resistance, Public Health, Zoonotic Diseases, Foodborne Pathogens, Bacterial Evolution



Elnekave, E., Hong, S., Mather, A.E., Boxrud, D., Taylor, A.J., Lappi, V., Johnson, T.J., Vannucci, F., Davies, P., Hedberg, C., Perez, A., Alvarez, J. (2018). Salmonella enterica serotype 4,[5],12:i:- in swine in the United States Midwest: an emerging multidrug-resistant clade. Clinical Infectious Diseases; 66(6): 877-85.

Johnson, T.J., Elnekave, E., Miller, E.A., Munoz-Aguayo, J., Figueroa, C.F., Johnston, B., Nielson, D.W., Logue, C.M., Johnson, J.R. (2019). Phylogenomic Analysis of Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli Sequence Type 1193, an Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Clonal Group. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 63(1).

Elnekave, E., Hong, S.L., Lim, S., Hayer, S.S., Boxrud, D., Taylor, A.J., Lappi, V., Noyes, N., Johnson, T.J., Rovira, A., Davies, P., Perez, A., and Alvarez, J. (2019). Circulation of plasmids harboring resistance genes to quinolones and/or extended spectrum cephalosporins in multiple Salmonella enterica serotypes from swine in the United States. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 63(4). 

Please contact Dr. Elnekave for further information regarding these publications.