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Thomas B. Waltzek

Waltzek2Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Aquatic Animal Health Program

Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
tbwaltzek@ufl.edu
PO Box 110880
Bldg. #1379, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
352-273-5202
FAX 352-392-9704

 Education

  • PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California at Davis, 2010
  • DVM, University of California at Davis, 2009
  • MS, Ecology, University of California at Davis, 2002
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - John L. Pitts Veterinary Student/Recent Graduate Scholarship
  • 2009 - Merck Achievement Award, UC Davis
  • 2009 - Wilds Scholastic Award, UC Davis
  • 2009 - AVMA Achievement Award, UC Davis
  • 2007 - Best Student Presentation, 33rd Eastern Fish Health Workshop

Research Interests

  • Characterization of Emerging Aquatic Animal Viruses (EAAVs) using Metagenomics;
  • Phylogenomics to study the Biology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of EAAVs;
  • Development of Broadly Applicable Diagnostic Methodologies to Track EAAVs;
  • Determining the Role that International Commerce of Aquatic Animals Plays in the Emergence of AAVs as it Relates to Global Aquaculture and Ecosystem Health.
  • Aquatic Animal Zoonoses, Public Health, One Health

Recent Publications