Andrew B. Allison

Assistant Professor – Veterinary VirologyDr, Andrew Allison

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine
PO Box 100123
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
(352) 294-4127
Fax: (352) 294-8608


  • PhD, Infectious Diseases (Virology), University of Georgia, 2010
  • MS, Medical Microbiology, University of Georgia, 2000
  • BS,  Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech, 1996

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Virology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, 2016-2018
  • Post-doctoral Associate and Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 2011-2016

Honors and Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Post-doctoral Fellows, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cornell University, 2013-2016

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Wildlife virology
  • Virus evolution and emergence
  • Host range and cross-species transmission of viruses
  • Diagnostic and molecular virology


  • Hackenbrack, N., Rogers, M.B., Ashley, R.E., Keel, M.K., Kubiski, S.K., Bryan, J.A., Ghedin, E., Holmes, E.C., Hafenstein, S.L., Allison, A.B. 2017. Evolution and cryo-EM capsid structure of a North American bat adenovirus and its relationship to other mastadenoviruses. Journal of Virology 91:e01504-16.
  • Allison, A.B., Organtini, L.J., Zhang, S., Hafenstein, S.L., Holmes, E.C., Parrish, C.R. 2016. Single mutations in the VP2 300 region of the three-fold spike of the carnivore parvovirus capsid can determine host range. Journal of Virology 90:753-767.
  • Allison, A.B., Stallknecht, D.E., Holmes, E.C. 2015. Evolutionary genetics and vector adaptation of recombinant viruses of the western equine encephalitis antigenic complex provides new insights into alphavirus diversity and host switching. Virology 474:154-162.
  • Allison, A.B., Ballard, J.R., Tesh, R.B., Brown, J.D., Ruder, M.G., Keel, M.K., Munk, B.A., Mickley, R.M., Gibbs, S.E., Travassos da Rosa, A.P., Ellis, J.C., Ip, H.S., Shearn-Bochsler, V.I., Rogers, M.B., Ghedin, E., Holmes, E.C., Parrish, C.R., Dwyer, C. 2015. Cyclic avian mass mortality in the northeastern United States is associated with a novel orthomyxovirus. Journal of Virology 89:1389-1403.
  • View more publications on ORCID here.