Heather Stockdale Walden
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
PO Box 110880
1945 SW 16th AV
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
- Doctorate, Biomedical Sciences/Parasitology – 2008. Auburn University
- Master of Science, Biology – 2004. Appalachian State University
- Bachelor of Science, Biology – 1999. University of Kentucky
Honors and Awards
- 2008 – Intervet/AAVP Outstanding Graduate Student
- 2008 – Byrd Dunn Award for Best Student Presentation
- 2007 – Phi Zeta Best Graduate Student Presentation
- 2007 – Bayer/AAVP Best Graduate Student Presentation
Research in our laboratory is centered on parasites of importance to veterinary medicine. Protozoan parasites are of particular interest, including the relationships between parasite and host and resulting pathogenesis of disease. Our laboratory also diagnosis parasitic infections or infestations and routinely identifies parasitic helminths, protozoa and arthropods.
Stockdale HD, Spencer JA, Blagburn BL. 2007. Prophylaxis and Chemotherapy. In: Fayer R and Xiao L, Eds. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis. 2nd Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, p. 544.
Peer Reviewed Publications
- A new species of Tritrichomonas (Sarcomastigophora: Trichomonida) from the domestic cat (Felis catus).
- Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) with simultaneous intestinal Giardia sp., Spironucleus sp., and trichomonad infections.
- Tritrichomonas foetus infections in surveyed pet cats.
- Experimental infection of cats (Felis catus) with Tritrichomonas foetus isolated from cattle.
- Prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus in several subpopulations of Alabama beef bulls.